South San Francisco, CA (September 14, 2007)– It was announced today by Future US Editorial Director, Jon Phillips, that Kristen Salvatore has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief of industry-leading computer gaming magazine, PC Gamer. Future US is a leading publisher of cutting-edge special interest magazines and websites.
Salvatore was previously the Executive Editor. She is the second woman to be named the Editor-in-Chief of a major games publication– the other is Francesca Reyes of Future US’ Official Xbox Magazine.
As Editor-in-Chief, Salvatore will identify which games deserve the most press, and help secure those products for exclusive coverage, reminding games publishers that PC Gamer is the agenda-setting opinion leader for hardcore PC gaming enthusiasts. Besides working with the publishers on maintaining the flow of exclusives into the office, Kristen will be working with a staff of editor-enthusiasts to redesign the magazine and overhaul pcgamer.com. PC Gamer prides itself on being the number one advocate for PC gaming enthusiasts, and pretty much all of Kristen’s duties will be structured to realize one unifying goal: to better serve their loyal audience.
Salvatore has come through the ranks of the games magazine industry for several years, establishing strong relationships with all game publishers and developers, and event and conference managers, as well as appearing in PC Gamer’s podcasts and videocasts. Earlier in her career, she was the features editor at Future US’ Maximum PC magazine.
“As PC Gamer’s Executive Editor, Kristen has done a magnificent job in building relations with game developers, following games from previews and first-looks to final reviews, and being a goodwill ambassador to readers and industry folks alike,” explains Phillips.“She’s never shy about calling bad games inferior, but she bears a pure enthusiasm for PC gaming that many old-timers in the industry have lost. Moving forward, she’ll not only express that enthusiasm in the pages of the magazine and website, but also help us grow the entire PC Gamer brand. The next 12 months will be very exciting for PC Gamer, and Kristen has an ambitious plan to make things happen.”
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Future US is a leading publisher of cutting-edge special interest magazines (Official Xbox Magazine, PSM: Independent PlayStation Magazine, PC Gamer, Maximum PC, Mac|Life, Pregnancy, Future Snowboarding Magazine, Guitar World, and Revolver) and websites (GamesRadar, gloob.tv, and Next Generation) which sell in excess of 2.1 million and reach more than 3.5 million unique visitors per month. Future’s publications reach a young, active, affluent audience and rank 12th among audited newsstand publishers in gross newsstand revenue.
Future US is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego.