Three of Future’s guitar magazines have appointed new editors as part of a radical shake-up of its music division.
Neville Marten, editor of Guitarist, has been promoted to senior editor across the portfolio, where he will take responsibility for editing Guitar Techniques. Steve Lawson has been named editor of What Guitar?
Mike Leonard, editor of Guitar Techniques, has been appointed editor of Guitarist. Leonard edited Guitar Magazine for five years until 1998. He has also written for Q and Blender in the US, and oversaw the redesign and repositioning of Guitar Techniques in 2001.
Publisher Katherine Raderecht said Marten’s “encyclopaedic knowledge” and amazing guitar skills made him perfect for the role.
Marten has worked in the music industry since 1976 and began his career repairing guitars for Gibson and Yamaha. After a brief stint as staff writer and features editor on Guitarist in 1985, he left Future, only to return as editor of Guitarist a year later.
Lawson was previously deputy editor on Total Guitar and has a solid music background, having been reviews editor at Future’s music division.
Elsewhere, Phil Millard has become deputy art editor on Guitarist, Rebecca Mitchell has become production editor on Total Guitar and Luke Lewis has joined Total Guitar as a staff writer.
By Ruth Addicott