Jonathan Pile has been appointed Deputy Editor of Bauer Media’s flagship film and entertainment brand, Empire.

Currently Executive Editor, Film and Gaming at Shortlist, Jonathan has also previously worked as Editor of Mr Hyde, Shortlist’s daily lifestyle email, news editor of the same title and Entertainment Editor of Zoo magazine from 2008 - 2010.

An award-winning journalist, Jonathan won the Games Media Award for best games coverage in a non-specialist title in 2010 and 2011 as well as picking up a Launch of the Year accolade for Mr Hyde from the Association of Online Publishers in 2013.

Jonathan joins Bauer Media in the newly created role on 25 January 2016, reporting to Editor-in-Chief Terri White.

Commenting on the appointment, Terri said: "Jonathan combines boundless enthusiasm and first-class editing skills with a true, deep love of Empire. 2016 will be the brand's biggest year yet and he - along with the stellar team already in place - will play a massive role in some of our most wonderfully ambitious plans yet."

Jonathan added: "Since I bought my first issue in January 1996 – issue 80, Brad Pitt was on the cover promoting Seven – I've dreamed of working at Empire, the world's finest film magazine. And 20 years later, it's actually happening. It's been some time coming, so obviously I can't wait to join the fabulously talented team and help add to the publication's incredible legacy."

About Empire:

Empire recently posted a circulation increase of 1.58% pop (JJ15 ABC) and dominates the film market, outselling its nearest competitor by over two to one. Connecting with 3 million fans across its multiple touch points, Empire continues to deliver compelling entertainment content and unique creative cover treatments with world-first reveals.

About Bauer Media:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 22 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, Kiss, Grazia, Empire, Magic and Absolute Radio. It creates and curates entertaining media content that audiences love whenever, wherever and however they want through a multi-channel strategy and a focus on product excellence and audience insight. The result is an exciting array of influential brands, content and talent which provide compelling and engaging advertising opportunities with valuable audiences for UK commercial partners. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

For further information please contact:

Jess Blake

Communications Director, Bauer Media (London Lifestyle Magazines)

Tel: 0207 208 3424


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