Immediate Media Co has today announced three key promotions within its specialist Bristol division. The company will see its publishing team strengthened with the promotions of Dave Musgrove and Marie Davies to the newly created positions of Associate Publishers, while Rob Attar will take up the role of Editor of BBC History Magazine.
Previously Editor of Living History Magazine, Dave joined BBC Magazines Bristol in 2004 as Editor of BBC History Magazine. Under his editorship, the title has enjoyed six years of consecutive circulation increase, and a substantial rise in subscribers. Dave has been instrumental in making BBC History Magazine both a global and multi-media brand, launching an award-winning podcast, Kindle and iPad editions, audiobooks, one-shots and a number of international licensed editions. Dave will take up the role of Associate Publisher of BBC History Magazine later this month.
Marie joined the BBC Magazines Bristol Marketing team in 2004, and was promoted to Head of Subscriptions and Direct Marketing in 2009. Responsible for an award-winning team and for ten cross-platform brands including BBC Music Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine and Focus, Marie has overseen record subscription volumes, developed a successful subscriptions strategy in the United States, and has played a key role in five magazine launches. Currently on maternity leave, Marie’s new remit will be confirmed when she returns later in the year.
Rob brings a strong historical background and eight years of direct experience to the role of Editor on the UK’s bestselling history magazine. He graduated with a BA in History in 2003 and completed a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism in 2004, before joining BBC History Magazine on a three-month internship. In September 2004 Rob was appointed Editorial Assistant of the magazine, and over the next six years was promoted to Staff Writer, Section Editor and Features Editor, before being appointed Deputy Editor in August 2010. He will take up his new role on 2 July.
Andy Healy, Publishing Director at Immediate Media Co, commented: “I’m really pleased with these appointments. On the back of great success in their previous roles, Dave and Marie will add a new dimension to the publishing team and help us maximise on our key strengths. Rob is the perfect successor to Dave, and I’m looking forward to seeing him deliver his clear vision for driving growth on one of our strongest brands.”
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