Frith joins Radio Times from Time Inc UK where he is Editor-in-Chief of Now, he has also previously held Editor-in-Chief positions at Time Out, Look and Heat.
He will start his role at Radio Times on Monday 11 September, reporting to Radio Times Managing Director Kathy Day.
Tom Bureau, Immediate Media CEO, says: “Radio Times is the UK’s biggest magazine brand and we are delighted to announce Mark as its new Editorial Director, bringing with him a proven track record of producing high quality editorial content and developing brands across multiple channels.
Since becoming part of Immediate Media, the Radio Times brand has grown significantly, across print, digital and most recently in live events; Mark’s extensive editorial and commercial experience will help accelerate this growth and I look forward to working with him as we create further opportunities for extending the brand.”
Mark Frith adds: “As a reader, it’s been thrilling to see Radio Times hit new heights at Immediate Media. To then be handed the reins – and the opportunity to work with such an outstanding editorial team – is a dream come true.”
Kathy Day, Managing Director Radio Times, says: “Mark’s passion for television and radio and a clear vision for Radio Times stood out throughout the recruitment process. We’re very much looking forward to working with him as Radio Times continues to grow and reach new audiences. Radio Times remains the indispensable guide to the best on television, on-demand and radio, across all its platforms, and I’m confident that in Mark we have found an editor who will drive the brand to even greater heights.”
Since becoming Editor of Smash Hits magazine in 1994 aged 23, Mark Frith has held a number of senior publishing editorial and consultancy roles, winning an array of industry awards, including the PPA Editor of the Year on two occasions and the Mark Boxer Award for Outstanding Achievement in British Magazines at the BSME Awards. Mark is also a Sunday Times bestselling author and a regular media commentator on television and radio.