This just in from Complex: the magazine has named 27-year-old Noah Callahan-Bever its new editor in chief. The full release is below.
NOAH CALLAHAN-BEVER NAMED EDITOR IN CHIEF OF COMPLEX MAGAZINE
September 26, 2006–NEW YORK, NY–Rich Antoniello, publisher, Complex magazine, announced that Noah Callahan-Bever has been named editor in chief of Complex, effective immediately. He replaces Richard Martin who is no longer with the company.
Mr. Callahan-Bever was formerly deputy editor of Complex–a position that he has held for the past year. Before joining Complex, he was senior editor of Vibe magazine. Prior to this, he served as editor in chief of Mass Appeal and also worked as a writer for MTV’s Direct Effect and MTV News. He began his publishing career at ego trip magazine, where he started as an intern and later became senior editorial assistant.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce Noah’s promotion to editor in chief,” said Mr. Antoniello. “Over the past year, he has been a major force behind the magazine’s growth and continued momentum. He is an excellent leader and an outstanding journalist who has exactly what it takes to advance the magazine to new heights.”
Complex published its largest issue ever in August/September while the new October/November issue will hit newsstands Oct. 10 with 146.12 ad pages, a 28 percent increase from the 114.07 pages that ran in Oct/Nov 2005. This leaves the magazine with a total of 678.20 ad pages year-to-date, a 17 percent increase from the same period last year.
Founded in 2002 by designer Marc Ecko, Complex is the definitive cross-cultural men’s buyer’s guide and lifestyle magazine. Each double-sided issue features two distinct covers and offers a comprehensive style guide along with lifestyle features, celebrity interviews, trend pieces, video game coverage and Web site reviews. With a rate base of 330,000, Complex is published bi-monthly with a stand-alone buyer’s guide available once a year on newsstands only.