After more than five years spent leading the non-fiction industry’s publication of record, realscreen editor and content director Barry Walsh (pictured) is stepping down, effective June 20.
Walsh is leaving to spend more time with his family, but will continue to work with realscreen as a consultant for the brand’s editorial content and market-leading conferences.
In a statement, Walsh said: “While it’s hard to leave the family at realscreen, I’m very happy to know that the next person in this position is going to be leading an editorial team that’s at the top of its game, and contributing to a brand that has never been stronger.
“Knowing the exciting initiatives ahead for realscreen, both in terms of its editorial products and its events, I’m also pleased to have the opportunity to work with the team in a new capacity going forward.”
Realscreen‘s VP and publisher Claire Macdonald added: “For the past five-and-a-half years, Barry has played an invaluable role as a partner in realscreen‘s trajectory.
“The brand’s growth and its importance within the international unscripted community is in no small part due to his commitment and talent, and the trust he has earned with our audience. I’m delighted that he will continue to work with us in a consultative role.”
Walsh took the reins as realscreen editor in 2009, and was promoted with the additional title and responsibilities of content director in 2013. Prior to joining the brand, he served as associate editor of now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising industry.
Prior to joining Boards, Walsh served as editor of Canadian Music Network, Canada’s weekly music industry trade, from 2004 to 2005.
An announcement regarding Walsh’s replacement will be made in due course.