Future appoints new editor-in-chief of Clay Shooting magazine

Clay Shooting magazine has announced James Marchington as its new editor-in-chief.

He will edit the monthly magazine as well as its website and will also consult on the magazine’s branded events, including the Clay Shooting Classic and British Schools and Young Shots Championship.

The magazine, published by Future, is one of the UKs leading shooting titles with nearly 24,000 followers across Facebook and Twitter.

Paul Newman, group content director at Future, said: “We have a strong vision for developing our field sports content and I can’t think of anyone better than James to help us realise it.

“Clay Shooting is a much-respected magazine and its digital channels are showing exciting growth – we have big ambitions in this area and I’m looking forward to working closely with James to take our brands to new heights.”

Marchington was previously editor of Gun Mart and Sporting Shooter and has reported on The Shooting Show and the London 2012 Olympics.

On his appointment he said: “I am so lucky that I am able to combine my work with my lifelong passion for shooting.

“I have a special affection for Clay Shooting magazine, having been involved with the title since its early days.

“I am looking forward to building on what’s already been achieved, to make it the magazine that clay shooters want and deserve.”

Marchington hit headlines in The London Evening Standard in 2014 after one of his videos promoted the shooting of parakeets in London.

Future publishes over 50 titles including, Tech Radar, Classic Rock and Total Film magazines as well as several gaming and computer titles.

Its other field sports brands include Airgun Shooter, Gun Trade News, Sporting Rifle and The Shooting Show.

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