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NME promotes Mike Williams to editor

By | Published on Friday 1 June 2012


IPC yesterday announced the promotion of NME’s Deputy Editor Mike Williams to the role of Editor. Williams, of course, replaces Krissi Murrison, who announced this year that she was moving on to become Features Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine.

Williams joined NME in 2010, prior to which he founded and was editor of Kruger magazine for six years. Initially freelancing for the music weekly, he then took on the role of Features Editor before moving up to become Murison’s deputy.

Upon the announcement, Williams told CMU: “I’m super excited to be the new editor of NME. As far as dream positions go, it really doesn’t get any better than this. Krissi Murison has done an amazing job as my predecessor, and I’m totally honoured to pick up the baton from her. My challenge is to make NME magazine and the wider NME brand even sharper, our message more coherent and to engage even more with NME’s audience of passionate music fans. With the brilliant team we’ve got in place, I can’t wait to get started!”

Meanwhile IPC’s Publishing Director Emily Hutchings added: “After an extensive recruitment process, I am absolutely thrilled to announce Mike Williams as the next editor of NME. He brings with him a wealth of editorial experience as well as knowledge in managing multiplatform brand extensions. Mike demonstrated a clear strategic vision and passion for NME that will help take the brand on to even greater success”.

The NME print publication, of course, is in terminal decline despite gallant efforts by Murison to overhaul the magazine, though the wider NME brand remains as strong as ever, with future potential almost certainly locked to online and digital innovations.