PJ editor-in-chief pursues new career as freelance jewellery writer.
After five years launching and building Professional Jeweller magazine to the UK’s leading jewellery trade title, editor-in-chief Rachael Taylor is leaving the business to pursue a career in freelance journalism, focusing on jewellery, watches and the luxury market.
Taylor, who previously worked as news editor at Retail Jeweller under the leadership of former editor Sarah Carpin, launched the magazine at the age of 25, bringing fresh viewpoints and coverage of the UK jewellery industry.
She is credited with pioneering the daily newsletter format led by Professional Jeweller, with the jewellery title the first to have 12 monthly issues per year.
Rachael Taylor’s move into freelance editorial will remain focused on the jewellery and watch industries, with Taylor providing written copy and working to commissions from a number of publications, sites and brands.
Taylor said: "After nearly five years since I set up Professional Jeweller magazine, I have decided to leave the company for personal reasons. It has been a huge honour and privilege to grow Professional Jeweller and WatchPro from scratch and watch them become the industry-leading magazines that they are today.
"It’s been a fantastic period of my career and a joy to work with the truly talented, passionate and energetic team at ITP Promedia. I will remain in the industry as a freelance journalist specialising in watches and jewellery, so I hope to work with them all again soon in my new career."
Professional Jeweller editor Kathryn Bishop said: "It has been inspiring to work with Rachael in the four years since I joined Professional Jeweller magazine. Her knowledge of the jewellery and watch industries and her leadership as editor-in-chief is second to none, shaping our magazine into a relevant, responsive and creative title. She will be truly missed by myself and the team and we wish her much luck in her move into freelance jewellery and watch editorial."