Will Freeman has been promoted to deputy editor of Develop.
Formerly staff writer on the leading monthly games industry magazine, Freeman replaces previous deputy editor Ed Fear who has joined London games developer Curve Studios.
Respected journalist Freeman also writes about games every week for UK broadsheet The Observer.
He previously worked for games retail monthly In Stock, has also written for Pro-G and once worked in games PR.
He joined Develop in December 2008.
"Will has become a key part of the Develop team since he joined us over a year ago," said editor-in-chief Michael French.
"As deputy editor he will further strengthen the Develop brand, which is already the leading and only publication solely focused across web and print on the games development community."
Will can be reached via Will.Freeman@intentmedia.co.uk