Brown: brought in to help Time Out
Time Out has hired the services of magazine guru James Brown to help in its search for a new editor.
He is sitting in on the interviews for a new editor following the resignation of Time Out editor Laura Lee Davies earlier this month.
Brown has been appointed, on a temporary basis, as an editorial consultant working with the team on ideas for a revamp.
A spokeswoman said: “He is here helping out on a consultancy basis, it’s always good to have outside ideas and input. He has access to a huge amount of talent.”
Brown has been freelancing for papers such as The Independent and Evening Standard since his magazine company, I Feel Good, was taken over by Dennis Publishing last year.
Time Out also unveiled a re-launch of its website this week, featuring three new sub sites – dating, classified and forum.
Dating is a free-to-view site which will include tips on how to meet your soul mate and stories from previously successful dates.
Forum will provide an interactive space for readers to comment on issues. It will also contain readers’ reviews on art and entertainment and tips on travelling.
By Ruth Addicott