Paul Lester has been made deputy editor of music magazine Uncut, writes Ruth Addicott.
Lester was one of the founding members of staff when Uncut launched in 1997. He was previously features editor on Melody Maker. “It’s a new position to help us with our soaring success. There could be some new spin-offs or one-shot diversions from the main title,” he said.
Uncut editor Allan Jones said Lester had earned the promotion for his many scoops. “He has delivered many notable scoops in his time at Uncut – most recently the world exclusive interviews with Pink Floyd’s original members for the Dark Side of the Moon 20th anniversary.”
The new post of deputy has been created following Uncut’s repeated ABC success and coincides with plans to expand the team. The title is expected to recruit a reviews editor and a new section editor to oversee news.