Complex UK has announced that former senior editor, Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson, has been promoted to editor-in-chief. Music Week reports, he will oversee Complex UK’s overall direction, working closely on campaigns with its branded content team.
Patterson started promoting club nights before moving into music journalism. Over the years, he has contributed to numerous publications, including Pitchfork, Mixmag and The Independent. In 2014, he joined the American based Complex Network as music editor, before its launch in the UK. In 2017, he founded the online platform Trench Magazine, which is dedicated to Black British music and culture.
“From day one working behind the scenes to launch Complex in the UK in 2014, to now be leading the platform into a new era, I’m honestly just grateful to still be here doing what I love. Complex is one of the largest media brands in the world and I think we’ve been able to successfully make its UK edition reputable in many ways. I now want to find the next JP, the next young stars of music and culture journalism and help them become the best that they can be.
As the year rolls out, I plan on making some key hires. I’ll also be getting more stuck into the branded content side of the business, which is growing at a rapid rate. Writing about music and culture is something that I’ll always do, so that won’t stop, but the aim now is to tap into other mediums – audio/visual especially – while expanding our editorial.”
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