PRWeek has made two senior staff changes as it approaches its 20th anniversary.
Kate Nicholas, editor of the magazine for the past five years, has been promoted to editor-in-chief. Nicholas will oversee the editorial direction of the title as well as developing the website and live events. She will continue to write for PRWeek on a regular basis.
Deputy editor Gidon Freeman has been promoted to executive editor and will edit the magazine.
Freeman joined PRWeek in 1999 as a reporter and has also held the roles of deputy news editor and news editor.
He was appointed deputy editor in January. He will continue to report to Nicholas and will oversee all aspects of the printed title, as well as becoming closely involved in its spin-off activities.
Haymarket Professional Publications managing director Stephen Farish said: “PRWeek has grown into a multi-faceted brand with a wide range of activities surrounding the printed title and we have ambitious plans for further growth. Kate’s deep understanding of the PR industry makes her the ideal person to pursue these opportunities, while Gidon has proved that he is the right person to take on the role of running the magazine on a day-to-day basis. Together they make a very strong team.”