February 24, 2009
Time Out London Editor Gordon Thomson resigns..
Gordon Thomson has tendered his resignation to the Board as Editor of Time Out London. The Board has reluctantly accepted his decision to pursue new challenges, but has asked him to stay with the title until the end of March.
Mark Frith, former Editor of Heat, has been appointed Editorial Consultant to Time Out London. He will lead the search for a new Editor and oversee the development of the magazine over the coming months.
Gordon Thomson has been Editor of Time Out London since October 2004 and has been shortlisted for the British Society Of Magazine Editors Awards on three occasions since then. Previously, Gordon was Deputy Editor of the Observer Sport Monthly for nearly two years, helping the critically acclaimed newspaper achieve several industry awards. Prior to that, he was Features Editor and Senior Editor of Maxim (UK), worked with Skinner and Baddiel on Fantasy Football and was Scottish correspondent for Goal. Gordon has written for a number of publications including Marie Claire, The Sunday Times, The Independent and The Guardian.
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 twenty-eight 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.