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Interviews with editors, writers, bloggers and others at the top of the magazine industry

From freemium to feminism – Lisa Smosarski, Stylist’s editor-in-chief

Lisa Smosarski launched Stylist in 2009 and has been at the helm ever since. She talks to Lucy Robinson about the importance of championing...

From volunteer to COO – Paul Giggal, Medicinema

Paul Giggal, 44, has risen through the ranks of Medicinema during his 12 years. He sits down with Jack Francis to discuss the importance of their work, his varied role, and the power of cinema.

Interview: ‘Building connections is half the battle’ – James Cartwright, Weapons of Reason editor

For the latest in our series of interviews with media people, James Cartwright, 31, editor of Weapons of Reason magazine, tells Amanda Walker about...

Interview: ‘To be on this brand is an absolute privilege’ – Gaby Huddart, boss of Good Housekeeping magazine

  For the editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping the day job is defined by balancing the demands of business imperative and reader expectation with the weighty...

‘People should not be penalised for working’ – Universal Credit criticised for ‘failing people with disabilities’

With 52.7% of disabled people in employment compared to 81% of non-disabled people. Organisation research says that “many disabled people are worse off working than not working.”

Interview: From counsel to critic – Helen O’Hara, Empire’s editor-at-large

Former legal eagle and now Empire magazine’s editor-at-large, Helen O’Hara tells George White about her motivation to swap real-life killers on Death Row for...

Interview: ‘My niche was being gay, that’s what I was good at’ – Carrie Lyell, editor-in-chief at DIVA

Starting as an editorial assistant in 2013, Carrie Lyell has quickly risen through the ranks at DIVA magazine becoming editor-in-chief in 2017. Here she...

Interview: ‘Advice for budding journalists? Get noticed’ – Nick Clark, features editor, The Stage

Starting off as a reporter at Financial News, Nick Clark moved into arts journalism in 2011 and is now features editor of The Stage....
Becky Burgum October 2020

Interview: “As a writer I get to lift people’s voices” – Becky Burgum, features assistant at ELLE

Becky Burgum is only 26 and she has already achieved so much. She is the features assistant at ELLE, founder of Galchester and one of...

Interview: Sam Coare, editor of Kerrang!, on turning teenage kicks into his dream job

In the ever-changing world of music journalism, Kerrang! Magazine has been one of the few constants for rock and metal fans around the world. Since...