Incisive Media’s editorial director wins top industry award

Incisive Media editorial director Adrian Barrick has been named editorial director of the year by the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME).

The 41-year-old BSME is the UK’s leading professional association representing magazine editors and other senior journalists.

At a digital ceremony on January 31, co-hosted by TV presenter and actress Laura Whitmore, Barrick won the editorial director category after being chosen by judges from a five-strong shortlist of business and consumer editorial leaders.

The judges described Barrick, who has been Incisive’s editorial director since 2019, as ‘a force of nature’.

They added that he is ‘an editorial director who inspires action in journalists and creatives. Adding broadcasting capability to Incisive Media’s publishing skillset during the pandemic was a masterstroke in strategic ambition’.

In the same awards, BusinessGreen editor James Murray was nominated for the prestigious ‘editor’s editor of the year’ category – the top award. The overall prize went to Paul McNamee, editor of The Big Issue.

Other winners on the night included the editors of Vogue, The Spectator and the film buff’s bible Empire.