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Bath, Banes, United Kingdom, 2011/06/17 - Future, the special-interest media group and the UK’s leading craft publisher, has announced the appointment of Jane Toft as Editor for its new Mollie Makes magazine. LSE: FUTR
Jane moves into this full time role from her previous position as co-editor of the launch edition of Mollie Makes in May.
With 25 years’ experience in magazine publishing Jane has worked with many major publishing houses in the UK. She was part of the small editorial team that started Future Publishing in the 1980s and was launch Art Director of Needlecraft – Future’s first craft magazine. She has more recently worked as Senior Designer at women’s magazine Candis, and freelance Art Editor across Future’s craft portfolio.
Reporting to Kerry Lawrence, Craft Group Publisher, Jane will make sure that Mollie Makes consolidates on an amazing debut issue, continuing to grow both in print sales and via online channels, ensuring that Future retains a market leading position in Craft.
Jane was an integral member of the core Mollie Makes launch team. She will manage the four person editorial team, and continue to work closely with editorial consultant and former co-editor Janet Meadowcroft to refine the Mollie Makes brand.
Jane says: “I’m delighted to accept the position of Editor of Mollie Makes. I’m extremely passionate about the brand and will be working with an expert team to drive it forward and continue to bring fresh, inspiring craft ideas to our readers.”
Kerry adds: “This appointment recognises Jane’s extensive experience in the craft market, her superb visual flair and unique knowledge of the Mollie Makes brand. Jane will spearhead a team who live and breath craft, ensuring our staff are as passionate as our readers about their subject. Mollie Makes has enjoyed great success so far, and Jane is the ideal Editor to help build on these achievements.”
Issue 2 of Mollie Makes is on sale now priced at 4.99.
About Mollie Makes
Mollie Makes is the newest craft magazine to be launched by Future, building on its market-leading position in the sector. A brand new lifestyle and craft magazine, Mollie Makes curates the best contemporary craft from around the world into a beautiful and totally irresistible print magazine. Inside each issue you can take a look inside the homes of the world’s most creative crafters, find tutorials on inspiring makes, read round ups of the most covetable stash and take a tour of the crafty capitals of the world. Accompanied with an irresistible kit that you can start making straight away, Mollie Makes is the perfect partner for a whole new generation of crafters who love getting their inspiration from websites and blogs.
Future plc (futureplc.com) is an international special-interest media group, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock, Guitar World and Official Xbox Magazine. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, and techradar.com. Future sells more than 3 million magazines each month; we attract more than 23 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 27 annual live events. In addition, Future exports or syndicates publications to 90 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.