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NME Editor Krissi Murison moves to The Sunday Times

By | Published on Friday 13 April 2012


Two and a half years after taking up position in charge of NME, Krissi Murison has announced that she is leaving in order to become Features Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine. A replacement will be announced at the music weekly “in due course”, said IPC Media.

Murison originally joined the NME team in 2003 in a work experience position, working her way up to Deputy Editor, before leaving in February 2009 to become Music Editor of Nylon magazine in New York. Though she returned later the same year to take over the position of NME Editor from Conor McNicholas, who had been in the role for six years.

Once at the reigns, Murison reworked the magazine to offer more in depth articles and features with a cleaner design, which proved popular with many in the music industry. She also shifted the apparent target demographic from the younger audience the magazine had courted under McNicholas to a more mature one. However, the redesign failed to reignite the publication’s circulation, which had fallen rapidly under McNicholas and continued to drop significantly despite Murison’s improvements.

Announcing her departure, Murison said that her time with NME had been “exhilarating, inspiring and completely unforgettable”.

Meanwhile NME Publishing Director Emily Hutchings added: “Everyone at NME is obviously sad to see a talent like Krissi go but due to her great achievements while working as editor she leaves NME in great health and the brand is stronger than ever”.