Time Out appoints new editor-in-chief

Time Out appoints new editor-in-chief

Tim Arthur has been appointed the UK editor-in-chief of the Time Out media group.

Arthur will oversee the editorial and content of the group's UK activities, including the Time Out guidebook series and Time Out London magazine. The company said his focus will be to "strategically move the company into the next phase of delivering content, adapting Time Out to the new ways that audiences want to use it".

This includes managing Time Out's digital presence online, producing apps and interacting with social media.

Arthur was appointed comedy editor at Time Out in 2007, and also established the events brand extension, Time Out Live. He has worked on the magazine since 1991 in a freelance capacity. He took on the position of UK content director at the beginning of 2011, and in July was appointed acting editor of Time Out.

On his appointment, Arthur said: "Time Out has exciting plans for cross-platform expansion in innovative digital ways, which will make us locally relevant over a much wider UK area to far more people than we have ever reached before. On a global scale, I envisage a time where we reach over 50 million people a month."

Chairman and founder Tony Elliott said: "We are delighted to have appointed Tim Arthur to this position, and we are very much looking forward to seeing him lead the editorial and content direction of Time Out UK."