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New Scientist appoints Guardian journalist Emily Wilson as first ever female editor

Guardian assistant editor Emily Wilson has been named as the new editor of the New Scientist, becoming the first woman to hold the post in the title’s 62-year history.

Wilson was editor in chief at the Guardian’s Australian operation in Sydney and has held senior roles across the branch including as features editor and G1 magazine editor.

Wilson is currently responsible for the Guardian’s global stories, including science, environment, health and tech, as well as its philanthropically-funded editorial projects.

Wilson said: “Science and technology have never been more important, and the need to understand what is going on in the world of science becomes ever more central to people’s lives.

“I think that this represents a huge opportunity for New Scientist, and I can’t wait to be part of the next chapter in its story.”

Wilson, the New Scientist’s 11th editor, replaces Sumit Paul-Choudhury who has been appointed to the role of strategy director at the New Scientist.

New Scientist magazine has a worldwide print and digital circulation of 124,623, according to ABC figures to the end of 2016 and claims an audience of more than 7.5m on its digital and social media channels.

Picture: David Levene/Guardian

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  1. Dear Emily
    Submission of an article for publication in the New Scientist – I need to know where I can do this. I have published over many years some comments, letters, articles and so forth in NS in the past. I would like to add to this record by an article of circa 1,200 words and perhaps one or two figures (one small) that will be of interest. I know this to be the case since ~40 journals have invited me to publish more about the subject and about half that number have given invitations to come on to their editorial boards. I guided one of NS’s staff to published an New Item on this matter in 1998 and can reference this for you (and even send a file of it). Now 23 years on, the subject has taken on a huge dimension. It is time for an update on it. The article is ready to send.
    Regards and keep safe.
    Denys Wheatley

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