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Paul Cheal named IPC's digital publishing director

Current NME publishing director will take up new position in late autumn.

NME publishing director Paul Cheal has been appointed digital publishing director at IPC Media.

Cheal will be responsible for leading the publisher's editorial and publishing teams in the "ongoing development of IPC brands across new devices and platforms, with particular emphasis on tablet growth".

He joined IPC, which publishes magazines including NME, TV Times and Marie Claire, in 2000 as associate publisher of its outdoor and hobbies group, before holding publishing director roles for its motoring and marine titles. In 2006 he was appointed publishing director of NME, and Uncut, overseeing launches of NMETV and NME Radio and the expansion of the NME Awards franchise.

Read more at the Press Gazette