UK-headquartered video game magazine and website firm Future Publishing has announced changes in noted UK game magazine Edge magazine's senior editorial staff, with Margaret Robertson being promoted to editor and former editor Tony Mott taking on the role of editor-in-chief.
Margaret Robertson had previously worked as staff writer, games editor and deputy editor. In her new role, she will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Edge, while continuing to keep the magazine in touch with the growth of new gaming trends and arrival of new technologies.
"I'm thrilled to have been appointed Editor," commented Robertson on her promotion to editor. "It has been a very interesting journey from being a reader of the magazine to its editor and I relish the chance to take on Edge at such an exciting time for gaming. Together with a talented team, I intend to build on our recent successes and continue Edge's tradition of breaking new ground."
In his new role as editor-in-chief, Tony Mott will be responsible for overseeing Edge's direction while working to develop the brand in new areas, including online and via special editions. He will also be getting involved with Future's wider games portfolio and will assist in the creation of Future's new unofficial Nintendo magazine.
While a relatively low-circulation magazine, with the most recent ABC figures
in the UK showing 33,522 monthly readers, Edge, one of the more prestigious titles in Future's portfolio, is one of the few print magazines that continue to grow strongly in circulation, up 16.4 percent on the previous six months, as game print consumers increasingly demand keenly differentiated content from the plethora of web sources for game news and reviews.