EDGE ANNOUNCES NEW FACES FOR KEY ROLES
Edge, the world’s most respected multi-format videogame brand, today announces the appointment of Neil Long as Editor of Edge-Online , whilst Nathan Brown moves to become Games Editor across the whole brand.
Neil joined Future in 2008 from MCV where he was Editor. Since then he has worked as Editor-in-Chief of Future’s Nintendo Group and was most recently Special Projects Editor – Games, where he successfully relaunched iGamer as a global digital magazine. Nathan has worked on Edge since December 2010, first as freelance News Writer before being made Editor of Edge-Online in May last year. Neil will report into Tony Mott and Nathan will report into Alex Wiltshire.
Edge-Online has seen a 24% increase in traffic year-on-year, recording 324,000 unique users in December 2012.*
Rich Keith, Publisher of Edge, says: “Appointing someone of Neil’s experience and background shows how serious we are in establishing Edge-Online as a key resource of the global games industry. With Neil’s leadership we will be continuing to improve the site, offering unrivalled insight into how games and made and the people that make them.
“Nathan moving to Games Editor means we can cement our multi-channel approach within the team, delivering our high quality content to wherever our audience is at any particular time.”
Neil says: "I'm delighted to be taking on this role at such an exciting time for the game industry. Edge has always been about the future of interactive entertainment and I'm looking forward to building on the terrific work which has already been done to ensure that Edge-Online becomes the destination site for anyone looking for intelligent insight, analysis and opinion."
Nathan says: "Being asked to lead Edge's review and preview coverage is a dream come true. With more releases, in more genres, on more platforms than ever before - and new hardware on the horizon, of course - it's a hugely exciting time for games. I can't wait to get started."
As part of these moves Andy Hartup’s role at Future evolves to include responsibility for mobile and iGamer. Previously Editor, Special Projects – Free-to-Play, Andy now becomes Editor, Special Projects – Mobile and Free-to-Play.
Neil, Nathan and Andy take up their news roles with immediate effect.
*Global unique users measured by comScore Digital Analytix