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FT taps Barrick to serve as editorial content director of FT Specialist Europe

January 10, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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Adrian Barrick

The Financial Times has appointed Adrian Barrick as editorial content director of FT Specialist Europe, which includes well-known brands including The Banker, Investors’ Chronicle and fDi Intelligence.

FT Specialist Europe is a part of the global FT Specialist division. FT Specialist is composed of 19 brands and has almost 425,000 paying readers. Barrick will be responsible for ensuring editorial excellence across UK and European titles, including new product initiatives, and will support editors to deliver content strategies that support the overall growth plans of FT Specialist.

Barrick has almost three decades of experience leading B2B brands in the UK, US and Asia. He was previously group editorial director at Incisive Media, and has held senior positions at Haymarket Media Group and UBM. He was named editorial director of the year by the British Society of Magazine Editors for 2021-22 and digital leader of the year by the Professional Publishers Association for 2017-18.

FT Specialist Europe managing director Carola York said: “Adrian’s experience impressed us because it combines strong and proven editorial skills with dynamic and strategic vision and I’m delighted that he has joined the FT. This newly-created role will provide invaluable help to both the editors of our European titles and our New Product Development team as they bring new editorially-led subscription products to market.”

Adrian Barrick said: “I am thrilled to have joined FT Specialist Europe. The business has some stellar brands and a highly-talented and ambitious team dedicated to ensuring our products both lead and inform the communities they serve. I’m really looking forward to contributing to their continuing success and learning a lot along the way.’’




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