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New publishers and publishing director for NME and Uncut

By | Published on Friday 4 October 2013


IPC Media yesterday announced the appointment of Jo Smalley to the role of Publishing Director for the company’s two music brands NME and Uncut. Smalley is already Publishing Director for the media firm’s lads mag Nuts, and will retain responsibility for that title too.

James Thrower, currently Publisher of Nuts, will continue to report into Smalley, but will also become Publisher of Uncut. Meanwhile NME’s Head Of Marketing & Events Ellinor Miles has been promoted to Publisher of that title, also reporting into Smalley. So, quite the little rejig then.

Confirming all this, Paul Williams, MD of the IPC Inspire business, told CMU: “I’m delighted to appoint Jo to this expanded role across our Men & Music portfolio. Nuts, NME and Uncut are at the forefront of how consumers are embracing digital and accessing our content in new and exciting ways. This has been a key focus for Jo and the Nuts team so it makes perfect sense for him to take on this role and bring these three brands together under his direction”.

Meanwhile Smalley said: “There are few, if any, multi-platform publishing gigs more prestigious than the NME and Uncut, which are peerless for their authority and passion. I’m thrilled to be given this opportunity to work with the most talented and powerful music editorial voices in our industry. Irrespective of market, our key focus will be on ensuring that our compelling content and innovative products and services continue to reach and be relevant to their audience. I am excited to be playing a role carving out a prosperous future for all three brands”.

Thrower previously also oversaw gaming website Mousebreaker for IPC, but that site will now fall under the remit of one of the firm’s other Publishing Directors, Alex Robb.