Jarvis departs after three years,Indigo Pearl promotes account manager,Future hires new Media MD
Matt Jarvis leaves Develop
Develop’s deputy editor Matt Jarvis has departed MCV’s sister title to become editor of Tabletop Gaming magazine. Jarvis had joined Develop nine months ago as senior staff writer and was soon promoted deputy editor. Prior to this, he had been working as a staff writer for MCV for a year-and-a-half, and for PC and technology trade magazine PCR for one year.
Jarvis commented: It’s been an incredible three-plus years living my childhood dream as a professional video games journalist in my first real job. I’ve met plenty of heroes, a few villains and made some great friends – hopefully for life. While I may be departing the virtual space for the world of tabletop gaming, I hope to bump into friendly faces at some of the same events – and continue to talk ears off about Morrissey, J-pop and Metal Gear Solid.”
Indigo Pearl’s Stone promoted to account manager
Paul Stone has been promoted from digital account executive to account manager within Indigo Pearl’s digital department PressXtra.net. This tool is responsible for hosting and managing global press sites for some of the biggest publishers in the world, including Sony, Warner Bros, Activision and Ubisoft.
Stone joined Indigo Pearl in May 2015, after being a freelance writer for over a year.
He commented: As a hardcore gamer this job is a dream come true for me, working alongside some of the biggest publishers in the world.”
Future hires new Media managing director
The publishing group behind GamesRadar+, PC Gamer and Edge has hired Julian March as the new managing director for Media. He will be responsible for the firm’s Media division and its digital transition. March will initially be based in New York before relocating to the UK in early 2017.
He used to be SVP digital at NBC News, having previously worked at ITV and Sky.
March said: Future is in an exciting place right now and I am thrilled to be joining such a talented team. They have already made a successful digital transformation. I’m looking forward to keeping up the momentum and taking it to the next level.”
Future’s CEO Zillah Byng-Thorne added: I’m extremely pleased to welcome Julian. This is a key role in our strategy, allowing us to capitalise on the ever-changing market.
I can’t wait to see him apply his international outlook while leading our rapid growth in digital.”