Former GQ (UK) editor joins Edinburgh design and publishing agency

A FORMER editor of the UK edition of GQ magazine has been appointed London Bureau Chief by an Edinburgh-based copy, design and publishing company.

Paul Keers is joining White Light Media, and, in addition to his involvement with GQ – where he was launch editor of the UK edition of the magazine, serving between 1988 and 1990 – he is also a former editor of the Sunday Times’ Style magazine. He is also one half of the team behind a wine blog, Sediment.

Says White Light Media, in a media release: “Paul will be building a stronger London presence for [us]. [We] already work for a number of clients headquartered in England – such as Tesco, the Met Office and Equiniti. Paul will also be contributing to Hot Rum Cow, the drinks magazine launched by White Light Media earlier this year.”

The company’s managing director, Fraser Allen, is quoted, as saying: “Hot Rum Cow is a big part of the attraction to Paul. It’s earning us lots of attention, particularly in London, where it’s stocked by Harrods and Selfridges, and numerous high-end design and magazine stores. It’s also been embraced by the Royal Academy of Arts, which has partnered up with us to boost the profile of the publication.

“Paul and myself will be spearheading our strategy of working closely with clients to craft intelligently written, beautifully designed magazines – print and online. His appointment is a major coup for us and we’re really excited about working with him when he starts in January.”