New NME editor named

Krissi Murison to be title's 11th editor

Krissi Murison has been named the new editor of NME today (July 29).

Murison, who is currently working as Nylon‘s Music Director in New York, will return to London to take up the position from Conor McNicholas, who is leaving after seven years in the job.

“Editor of NME has to be up there as one of the all-time dream jobs – and certainly the only one I’d ever consider coming back to a British ‘summer’ for,” declared Murison after her appointment. “There’s a lot of work to do, but I am beyond excited to be at the helm of what has always been my favourite magazine in the world.”

Announcing the appointment, Paul Cheal, publishing director of NME, explained: “There was an enormous amount of interest in this position and we interviewed some very strong internal and external candidates. However, I’m delighted that we’ve managed to lure Krissi back from New York to become the eleventh editor of the NME.”

Murison has previously worked at NME filling the features, new music and deputy editor roles among others. She is expected to start in the autumn.

As previously reported, McNicholas is leaving NME to take up the editorship of Top Gear magazine.