May 31, 2012
IPC Inspire today announces the appointment of Mike Williams to the position of editor of NME. Mike replaces Krissi Murison, who steps down from the role in June.
Mike worked at NME initially on a freelance basis and then as features editor of the magazine in September 2010. He was swiftly promoted to deputy editor in June 2011, working across NME’s multiple platforms. During his time as deputy editor, Mike has worked on various special projects, including planning and co-ordinating the editorial coverage of the magazine’s 60th birthday celebrations.
Prior to joining NME, Mike was editor of Kruger magazine, which he launched in 2004 and edited for six years, during which time he was named Editor of the Year at the Record of the Day Awards in 2009. Under his leadership, Kruger magazine went from a small fanzine in Cardiff to a massively respected, high-quality national magazine with multi-platform offshoots including a website, live sessions site, subscriber-based download label and gig promotions arm.
Mike says: “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!”
Publishing director Emily Hutchings adds: “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.”
NME has become a truly unique multi-platform media proposition. Across the magazine, nme.com, NME Radio and the brand's live events and awards, NME reaches over one million music fans every week. NME is the longest published and most respected music weekly in the world.
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