Krissi Murison, music director of New York’s Nylon magazine, has been appointed as the new editor of NME.
Murison, who will take up her new post at the start of September, is replacing Conor McNicholas who left the title in June, after seven years at the helm, to become the editor of BBC’s Top Gear magazine.
She had previous worked for IPC Media’s NME magazine for six years, joining as a junior writer and rising to deputy editor before leaving in February to join Nylon.
Murison also writes the My Generation music column for the Sunday Times.
Paul Cheal, publishing director of NME, said: “There was an enormous amount of interest in this position and we interviewed some very strong internal and external candidates.
“However I’m delighted that we’ve managed to lure Krissi back from New York to become the eleventh editor of the NME.”