Stuart has worked in the media industry for nearly 20 years, and with experience in both newspapers and magazines, will bring a wealth of industry knowledge to the position, says DC Thomson Media.
Stuart commented, “As My Weekly editor I am looking forward to leading this much-loved brand forward. Although this is a challenging time for print media, it is also one of great opportunity. It’s my aim to enable our talented team to be proactive in looking for new, exciting ways of continuing to give our readers a wonderful magazine, packed with all the great content they have come to expect over the years.”
Stuart takes over the role from Sally Hampton, who is now Consumer Magazines Publisher for DC Thomson Media, with overall responsibility for My Weekly, The Scots Magazine, No.1 and Scottish Caravans & Motorhomes, as well as new product development within the Consumer Magazine sector.
Sally said, “After 12 years at helm of My Weekly, I’m delighted to hand over to another magazine enthusiast. With tons of ambition and fresh ideas and a talented team behind him, I’m sure Stuart will take My Weekly from strength to strength.”
According to DC Thomson Media, the magazine is known for being a warm and friendly read, packed with interviews, fiction, cookery, fashion and a wealth of practical advice.