July 24, 2009
Time Out London appoints Mark Frith as Editor.
Time Out London has appointed Mark Frith as its new Editor.
He has been Acting Editor of London’s leading arts and entertainment weekly since the start of April and has overseen a substantial reinvention of the magazine. Recent innovations include a record-breaking multiple-cover-package that generated thousands of magazine sales from the Time Out digital shop, a Visitors’ Guide inserted into all central London news-stand copies, a Time Out music festival at the Westfield shopping centre and editorial exclusives with Take That, Daniel Radcliffe and Blur.
Mark Elliott, Managing Director of Time Out London, says: “Mark has demonstrated a unquestionable understanding of the unique editorial blend of this business. His passion for evolving our print and digital content is infectious and we have big, exciting plans to exploit this. This is just the start! We’re delighted to have secured his long-term commitment at such an exciting time.”
Mark Frith says: “I’ve loved my time here at Time Out so far. It’s a great magazine with an incredible history, we’ve got a fantastic team and I can’t wait to get started in the job proper.”
The appointment takes immediate effect.
Mark Frith began his career at Smash Hits magazine and became editor at the age of 23. He then edited Sky Magazine and took charge at Heat in 2000, taking its sales from 50,000 a week to over half a million a week. In his ten years at the title, he won nine major magazine industry awards including, in 2005, the Mark Boxer Award for outstanding achievement in magazines. Mark presented the BBC’s Liquid News for a year and is now a regular contributor to Radio Four’s Front Row, BBC2’s The Apprentice: You’re Fired and Radio Two’s Steve Wright In The Afternoon. His first book, The Celeb Diaries: The Sensational Inside Story Of The Celebrity Decade is already a Sunday Times Bestseller. In 2008, Mark made his debut in Who’s Who.
Time Out is an international, multimedia publisher of entertainment, cultural and travel information. Time Out is published in 28 cities including Hong Kong, New York and Barcelona, in fourteen languages in a variety of online and offline formats. The flagship magazine, Time Out London, is published weekly with an audited circulation of 67,377. timeout.com/london has over 1.7 million monthly unique users, while Time Out Guides sell over 1 million copies worldwide per year.
Photograph: Graeme Robertson