News 

Immediate Media appoints Charlotte Smith

Immediate Media Co yesterday announced that Charlotte Smith has been appointed as Editor for BBC Music Magazine.

Immediate Media appoints Charlotte Smith
Charlotte Smith: “I understand the loyalty and affection that BBC Music Magazine’s substantial community of readers has for the brand.”

Born in Australia, Charlotte hails from a family of musicians with whom she performed chamber music from a young age. She earned a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from London's Royal College of Music, followed by a master’s in English from Cambridge University. For the past 15 years, she has worked in editorial roles at Gramophone Magazine and The Strad, and as a freelance arts writer. She became The Strad’s Editor in 2017 and since then has worked to develop and integrate the brand’s print and digital platforms. In her spare time, she continues to perform as an active chamber musician.

Charlotte comments: “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of BBC Music Magazine’s Editor at a particularly exciting time, as the brand approaches its 30th birthday. The magazine gave me my first taste of music journalism shortly after leaving university, and this has paved the way for so many wonderful musical encounters over the years. It therefore seems especially appropriate that I return to BBC Music Magazine at this point, ready to build on its prestigious reputation. I understand the loyalty and affection that BBC Music Magazine’s substantial community of readers has for the brand and want nothing more than to continue to provide informative and entertaining content across all platforms as we look to the future.”

Andrew Davies, Managing Director, IM Specialist, added: “I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming Charlotte to lead BBC Music Magazine in the next phase of its exciting evolution. Charlotte brings an enormous amount of knowledge, experience and energy to the role and will be leading a superb, well-established team when she takes up the post in January 2022, right at the beginning of the brand’s 30th anniversary year.”

Charlotte will be in post from 10th January and reporting to Andrew Davies, Managing Director, IM Specialist.

Keep up-to-date with publishing news: sign up here for InPubWeekly, our free weekly e-newsletter.