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31 August 2021

Nick De Semlyen is Appointed Editor of Empire Magazine

Nick de Semlyen has been appointed Editor of Bauer Media’s flagship film and entertainment brand, EMPIRE, promoted from Deputy Editor.

An experienced journalist, Nick has worked at EMPIRE, the world’s biggest movie magazine, since 2004. Eighteen months ago, he also stepped into the position of Acting Editor during Terri White’s six-month maternity leave, piloting the brand through an unprecedented period of turmoil, overseeing creative, engaging and star-studded celebrations of cinema at a time when Hollywood was on hold. 

Nick has orchestrated cast reunions for Lethal WeaponThe Goonies and Gremlins, been driven around Shanghai at high speed by Jackie Chan, visited Jack Nicholson’s house, and interviewed everybody from Robert De Niro to Scarlett Johansson. His work has won several awards, including Best Feature Idea at the 2017 BSME Talent Awards, for an article in which he arranged for the nine stars of The Lord Of The Rings to interview each other.

He succeeds Terri White, who announced in July that she would be leaving EMPIRE on 1 September 2021 after six years as Editor-In-Chief.

Commenting on the appointment, Helen Morris, Group Managing Director of Bauer Media’s Women’s Mass & Celebrity, Premium and Entertainment portfolio, said: “Nick is not only a highly experienced journalist and editor but is a long-standing valued member of the EMPIRE team. Under his expert stewardship, EMPIRE is perfectly positioned to continue its success as a world-recognised multi-platform film and entertainment brand.”

Nick added: “To say this is a dream job is an understatement. I’ve loved EMPIRE for as long as I can remember, and working here has only intensified that emotion.

It’s a huge privilege to work each day with the most talented team imaginable, on the world’s biggest and best film brand. I’m beyond thrilled to be shepherding EMPIRE on the next stage of its journey.”


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About Bauer Media UK:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, EMPIRE, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Brand Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. 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, UK Publishing

Tel: 07739 516345

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