Chantelle Horton to edit More!

Deputy editor Chantelle Horton steps up at Bauer Media's More! magazine, with Lisa Smosarski leaving to edit Stylist

Chantelle Horton has been appointed the new editor of Bauer Media's More! magazine, replacing Lisa Smosarski.

Horton has been deputy editor of More! for more than three years. She will step up to the top job when Smosarski leaves next month to become editor of Stylist, the free upmarket women's weekly being launched by ShortList Media.

Previously deputy editor and assistant editor of Bliss, More!'s teen stablemate, Horton began her career at Emap on J17 magazine, rising from editorial assistant to features editor. Bauer bought Emap's consumer magazine business in late 2007.

Jo Morrell, acting managing director of More!, said the publisher had done a "thorough trawl of the best talent in the market and its great to have found the best person for the job within Bauer Media".

"More! is in great shape, having a fantastic year of sales growth and outperforming all other glossies in the market," added Morrell.

More!, which is aimed at 18- to 25-year-old women, went weekly from fortnightly in 2007 and relaunched last year. The title sold an average of 181,260 in the second half of last year.

Smosarski has edited More! since November 2006. She had previously edited Smash Hits and Bliss.

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