Martin Robinson appointed deputy editor of NME

Freelance writer Martin Robinson has been appointed as the new deputy editor of NME.

Robinson, who takes up the new role with immediate effect, will report to Krissi Murison, who was appointed as the first female editor of IPC Media's new music magazine in July. NME's new deputy editor contributed to a number of leading magazine titles as a freelance writer, including FHM, Wired, Shortlist, and NME.

Prior to that, Robinson spent six years at Maxim where he held various posts, including the position of features editor. He said: "I'm chuffed to bits to have bagged my dream job and be joining Krissi and the team at NME.

"The magazine has already improved dramatically under Krissi's editorship and is about to step up to a whole new level. I'm delighted that I'm going to be a part of it."

Like most other leading music and entertainments magazines, NME has suffered from a rapidly falling circulation in recent years. Last month, publication of Audit Bureau of Circulations figures showed that in the second half of 2009 the magazine suffered a year-on-year decline of 20.6 per cent to an average circulation of 38,486.

Oliver Luft writes for Press Gazette