Marie Claire UK have promoted Andrea Thompson to Editor-in-Chief of the now digital-only publication.

Andrea Thompson, who has 17 years experience as an award-winning journalist specialising in ethical issues and women’s rights will take on the role from 1 October this year, reporting to Sam Finlay, Chief Revenue Officer.

She has been the deputy editor at the magazine for the past three years, leading women empowering campaigns including the Not My Job scheme which pushed for equal pay. 

Andrea Thompson’s appointment follows the announcement that the print edition owned by TI Media (formerly Time Inc) will end production after 31 years this November.

Marcus Rich, Chief Executive of TI Media said of the closure: “With full focus on our digital platforms, we will be future-proofing our ability to report on these vital and engaging subjects, alongside our top-ranking fashion and beauty offering and media-first brand extensions, The Edit and Fabled by Marie Claire.”

Sam Finlay said: “Andrea has been pivotal in driving forward Marie Claire’s agenda-setting features and campaigns and has played a key role in establishing a host of successful commercial partnerships for the brand. Her experience of working across multi-platforms and her campaigning spirit make her the ideal person to lead Marie Claire UK into this exciting new stage of its evolution. I look forward to working with her.”

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