The editor of NME, Charlotte Gunn, has announced that she is standing down. Gunn joined the music magazine in 2015 as Digital Editor, taking on the top job after the title became a digital-only publication in 2018. While in the post, NME was sold by its own owner TI Media (what had been Time Inc UK and, before that, IPC) to Singapore-based business BandLab.
Confirming her departure on Friday, Gunn said: “I’ve decided to resign from my position as Editor of NME to seek a new challenge. I am incredibly proud of the work we’ve done in my time at the NME. What an incredible four years it’s been!”.
Noting that the title’s annual awards will return this week after taking a year off in 2019, Gunn goes on: “With the new team having done incredible work putting together the upcoming awards – likely the brand’s best ever show – it’s clear there is an unbelievable commitment to the future of the brand, making it as good a time as any for me to step aside. I couldn’t have done any of it without the support of the amazing team I’ve had the chance to work with and I will miss everyone very much”.
The CEO of BandLab, Meng Kuok, added: “Before the announcement of the NME’s acquisition last year, wanting to leave and seek a new professional challenge was a reality that Charlotte had respectfully brought up with the new management team. She was a great team player through the transition process and we know she’ll be a great success at whatever she turns to next. We wish her all the best”.