Future Publishing has appointed two new editors to continue Edge Online’s development, following this morning’s news that the site’s former editorial team has left the publication.
As part of the site’s closer integration with Edge magazine, Alex Wiltshire, previously the magazine’s deputy editor, has been made Edge Online’s editor.
Tom Ivan, a regular contributor to Edge Online and its predecessor, Next-Gen.biz, has taken the role of news editor.
Wiltshire began his journalism career as a member of the launch editorial team of UK design and architecture magazine, icon. He also worked as a web editor for Channel 4 before joining Edge in 2007.
Ivan joined Next-Gen.biz as contributing editor on its launch, remaining with the team during its transition to Edge Online until last autumn, when he joined ComputerAndVideogames.com as staff writer.
Publishing Director of Edge James Binns said:
Any brand needs a strong, consistent voice across multiple media. We’re focused on developing the best quality content from the ground up that works well in print and online, and has a true global voice. That means effective planning and more flexibility in news gathering. The changes to the team that we’re making will put us in a stronger position to achieve this.
As we wish three of Edge Online’s freelance contributors the best of luck in their next roles, we’re pleased to announce two full-time appointments for the site, both of whom offer cross-media skills and experience with the Edge brand. Alex Wiltshire, previously deputy editor of Edge magazine, moves into the role of editor, Edge Online, while Tom Ivan, an Edge Online veteran, becomes the site’s news editor.”
Editor in Chief of Edge Tony Mott added:
"Following our issue-200 print promotion and a period of consistent audience and traffic growth on our website, the Edge brand is in a great position, and our strategy for Edge Online – strengthening the core editorial team to work across print and web, while continuing to expand our network of reporters globally – will help us to maintain this momentum throughout 2009.”