Associated Media Publishing appoints Charl Edwards as new House and Leisure Editor
“It is with great excitement that we announce Charl Edwards as the new Editor of our House and Leisure brand”, says Julia Raphaely, CEO of AMP.
Charl’s most recent role as Homeware Editor at online retailer superbalist.com, as well as his previous dual role as Online Editor and Art Director of Elle Decoration, makes him the perfect fit as editor, with diverse decor experience within the publishing, retail, branding and design industries. Past experience includes TBWA/HUNT/LASCARIS, New Media Publishing, Woolworths and Media24, as well as project collabs with Vitra, Design Indaba and World Design Capital, to name a few. “He brings with him a holistic brand focus and keen eye for detail of both print and digital, as well as a fresh outlook needed for this distinguished role.”
Charl will be instrumental in bedding down the newly refreshed Brand ID for House and Leisure, which was launched recently with an innovative and iconic magazine cover and the concept of focusing a lens on leisure.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the AMP family and to lead the HL team, continuing the great work of my predecessor Tiaan Nagel. House and Leisure constantly inspired me during my childhood (since its inception in 1993 by industry greats Sumien Brink and Jane Raphaely), and has greatly informed my understanding and love for the South African decor world throughout my career, says Charl. “I’m both humbled and honoured to be taking charge in my role as HL Editor, and to serve our readers and consumers only the best content that they have come to expect from this beloved brand.”
Follow Charl on @charl_edwards via Instagram to see his HL ed’s journey and follow his adventure.
For more information, visit www.houseandleisure.co.za.