Future Publishing, the publisher of some of our favorite magazines and publications, has announced a personnel shuffle today and the closure of one magazine. The personnel switch-a-roo is meant to align its games team to (hopefully) increase its digital business across the web and mobile devices.
Clair Porteus will head up the company's digital development for entertainment, which is responsible for C&VG, and GamesRadar UK. Don Ditri, who used to be in charge of those publications, will oversee new business and commercial sales across Future's entertainment portfolio.
Lee Nutter will exit GamesMaster Magazine but will continue to oversee the company's Nintendo-focused publications. His responsibilities are shifted to James Kick, associate producer of Future’s PlayStation publications and the Golden Joystick Awards.
Richard Keith will be responsible for mobile, tablet and free-to-play efforts, while Tim Clark goes from being editor in chief to group senior editor of games.
The company has also announced that it will close its boys magazine Nitro.
"We have realigned the structure of the Entertainment Portfolio to provide a greater focus on delivering rapid digital growth, increased and additional revenue streams, greater audience engagement and the agility to move into emerging markets," said Simon Maxwell, group publishing director. "These steps will also allow us to drive more projects with a global focus and puts the Entertainment portfolio in an extremely strong position entering our next phase of evolution."
Source: GamesIndustry International