Marie Claire UK promotes Andrea Thompson to EIC
Marie Claire UK has promoted its deputy editor Andrea Thompson to the role of editor-in-chief.
The magazine says Thompson brings 17 years' experience in ethical and women's rights activities. She will begin in the new job on 1 October, and will report to chief revenue officer Sam Finlay.
The move comes just weeks after Marie Claire UK announced that it will be winding down its print edition and instead focusing on its digital offering.
The magazine is the latest in a clutch of high-profile titles to abandon print. Others, such as men's lifestyle publication Shortlist, have ceased publication altogether.
Prior to Marie Claire, Thompson spent four years at the Daily Mail as a senior features writer. She has also worked for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Grazia, and Glamour.
Commenting on the appointment, Finlay said: “Andrea has been pivotal in driving forward Marie Claire’s agenda-setting features and campaigns and has played a key role in establishing a host of successful commercial partnerships for the brand. Her experience of working across multi-platforms and her campaigning spirit make her the ideal person to lead Marie Claire UK into this exciting new stage of its evolution. I look forward to working with her.”
Thompson added: “While the media industry has changed considerably over the past decade, the need for a brand like Marie Claire that champions quality journalism and leads conversations around diversity, sustainability and female empowerment has never been greater. I’m looking forward to helping future-proof this iconic brand through compelling content, inspiring events and commercial partnerships that epitomise the core values of Marie Claire.”