City A.M. appoints 28-year-old PR man Christian May as editor

City A.M. has appointed Christian May, the former head of communications for the Institute of Directors, as its new editor.

The London business newspaper, demonstrating the shifting nature of the media industry, has reigned in the PR man to lead, replacing David Hellier.

May made the announcement on Twitter.

Similarly, also departing the publication is executive editor Marc Sidwell, who tweeted his congratuilations to May.

May said: "City A.M. has been a daily read for me since I came to London seven years ago and it has been an essential source of news and comment throughout my time at the Institute of Directors.

"I am very excited to be leading the paper into its tenth anniversary in September. I shall work tirelessly to repay the trust placed in me by the paper's proprietors and to live up to the high standards set by those who have made the paper what it is."

City A.M. chief executive Jens Torpe, added: "As we enter the next decade of City A.M., we are delighted to welcome Christian on board as editor. We were extremely impressed by his work at the IoD and as a contributor for City A.M., and believe he has the energy and vision to build on the paper’s reputation within the business community.”

April ABC figures states that City A.M. has a free circulation of 108,694 and claims over a million unique monthly vistors to the website.