New Idea’s Amy Sinclair to edit Famous

After a six month search, Famous publisher Gereurd Roberts has appointed his colleague Amy Sinclair as the magazine’s new editor.

Roberts, previously the magazine’s editor-in-chief, was announced as publisher in July, remaining in the editorial role until his successor could be appointed.

Sinclair joins from fellow Pacific Magazines titles New Idea where she has been editor since late 2009. Before that she was editor of ACP’s Woman’s Day.

Roberts said:  “Amy’s reputation, insight and experience within the weekly magazine market are unrivalled.

“We are thrilled to have her on board at Famous as we set the right foundation for continued market growth.”

In the most recent set of Audit Bureau of Circulations figures, Famous was down slightly to a circulation of just over 88,000 while New Idea was down by 3,5% to 305,000,

Sinclair begins in the new role on March 1.

PacMags said that Kim Wilson, editor-in-chief of New Idea will announce a replacement for Sinclair “in due course”.


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