Editor, Gay Times
Behind the scenes of the world’s largest, longest-running and most recognised gay magazine in the world
Darren Scott is Editor of Gay Times, the largest, longest-running and most recognised gay magazine in the world. In this in-depth interview, he discusses how he grew the readership to nearly 3 million by making the content less news-driven, building a female audience, and a commercially-driven focus on creating content ‘that will sell’. He explains that while their coverage of ‘serious’ issues such as persecution of LGBT people in Russia is important, he isn’t driven by activism per se ‘because everyone has bills to pay’. He talks through his career, revealing how Smash Hits magazine and challenge from ex boyfriend inspired him to get into journalism, and gives advice to those who want to follow in his path.
PR consultant & former Editor, The Sun
15th February 2018
Lessons learned during five years running Britain’s biggest-selling daily newspaper, the reality of working with Rupert Murdoch… and why Brexit will be a ‘disaster’
8th February 2018
Growing a global media brand to 70 million readers; staying profitable in an increasingly crowded space – and how the ‘Trump bump’ is over.
Editor-in-Chief, Style, The Sunday Times
1st February 2018
A lifetime working with global style icons, fighting gender bias in the workplace – and life in the Editor’s chair at the most popular fashion and lifestyle brands
Editor-at-Large, Sky News
25th January 2018
Three decades breaking the biggest stories in politics live on air… and being the only journalist ever to ‘doorstep’ the Queen.
Tom Newton Dunn
Political Editor, The Sun
18th January 2018
Thriving in a Westminster obsessed with Brexit, battling to interview Jeremy Corbyn, and championing Sun readers as ‘the backbone of the nation’.