Morgan Rees is one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic editors with experience across a rich breath of media brands including Men’s Health and GQ, says Bauer Media.
Recently he has been running an editorial agency providing editorial consultancy to digital, magazine and sports brands, and also covering marketing and e-commerce, as well as managing a digital start up.
Prior to this Rees worked as Creative Development Director and Editorial Director at Hearst-Rodale where he was responsible for developing all brands across multiple platforms, he also managed the editorial remit of the company’s digital division and oversaw the launch of Women’s Health into the UK market.
Rees succeeds Mark Dinning, who left Bauer Media in August to join Time Out Dubai as editor.
Commenting on the appointment, Abby Carvosso, Managing Director of Bauer’s London Lifestyle business, said: “We are thrilled that Morgan is joining Bauer Media as Editor-in-Chief of Empire. As the hugely successful former editor of Men’s Health and Creative Development Director and Editorial Director of Hearst-Rodale he brings with him an impressive knowledge of the magazine and digital publishing business and a deep understanding of the men’s magazine market. He is the perfect person to take the Empire brand to the next level.”
Morgan added: “Empire is an outstanding title. The access it has, and the innovation it’s famed for are well deserved. It’s incredible to be working on a brand that I've followed - with a good degree of jealousy - for so many years. It’s an editor’s dream to be able to spend their time writing about what they love, and that’s the amazing position I find myself in. The team are exceptional and I’m looking forward to working with them in pushing the title into new areas of growth and development. I’m trying to figure out the new ‘Darth Vader breathing’ cover as we speak.”
Morgan will be joining us on Monday 3rd November 2014. He will be reporting to Publisher, David Bostock and working closely with Executive Content Director Jane Johnson.