Jenny Mark-Bell, pictured left, steps up from her existing role as the title’s assistant editor.
Jenny will report to Deborah Calcutt, who joins Archant on 7 January as group editor of Sussex and Surrey Life magazines.
A graduate of Leeds University, Jenny did her postgraduate training at City College, Brighton and joined Archant as a member of the sales support team at Worthing before becoming assistant editor of Sussex Life in October 2010.
Since then she has edited the Business, Style, Health & Beauty and Equestrian sections of the magazine.
Said Simon: “We had a very strong field of candidates for the post of editor of Sussex Life and we were delighted to be able to appoint Jenny.
“She was a great assistant editor and I am sure she will be an equally successful editor.”