Deputy editor takes the helm at Economist's Intelligent Life

The Economist has promoted the deputy editor of its quarterly lifestyle magazine, Intelligent Life, to editor.

Tim de Lisle, who is also the rock critic of the Mail on Sunday, has been with the title since September 2007.

He will be replacing Edward Carr, who has been promoted to editorial director of the magazine, along side his position of business affairs editor of The Economist.

De Lisle has previously spent time as the arts editor of The Times and the Independent on Sunday, and the Weekend editor of the Daily Telegraph. He has also been a sports columnist for The Times and has written features for the Telegraph and the Guardian.

Commenting on his promotion, de Lisle said: ‘”Intelligent Life has rapidly established itself as a distinctive presence on the news stand, offering lifestyle with substance, mixing leading freelance contributors with the deep well of talent at The Economist, and adding great photography and illustration. It’s a title people really want to work for. I’ve really enjoyed being deputy to Ed Carr and I’m excited to have the chance to carry on his good work.”

De Lisle has already made a hire, bringing in former London editor of the New Yorker and Vanity Fair, Julie Kavanagh, who will join the magazine as a contributing editor.

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