John joins Bauer from Time Inc where he was Editor of Uncut. John has worked on some of the UK’s best known music magazines and joined Uncut in 2004, becoming Deputy Editor in 2007 and Editor in 2014.
Commenting on his appointment, John said: "I'm really proud to have been offered the best job in British music journalism, and to be joining such a gifted and long-established team. For the last three decades, Mojo has been the essential read for serious music fans all over the world, a place of wisdom, insight and discovery that understands why great old records should always be cherished, and how great new records are being made every year. It'll be an honour to uphold Mojo’s traditions and values and to lead it into the future."
Patrick Horton, Managing Director of Bauer’s Sport & Entertainment brands, added: “I’m delighted that John is joining Mojo. His track record in quality music journalism and in creating great products for music fans has been proven over many years. John will be joining the world’s best music magazine at a pivotal moment as we develop and extend it to reach new audiences. I look forward to welcoming him into the Mojo team.”
Mojo is the biggest-selling monthly music magazine in the UK, says Bauer, and achieves a total monthly circulation of 67,518 (print and digital copies).