Two former Joystiq editors join Future’s GamesRadar+
Ludwig Kietzmann joins GamesRadar+ as Editor-in-Chief (US), Susan Arendt as Managing Editor
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 14, 2015 — GamesRadar+, Future’s global entertainment brand, welcomed the addition of Ludwig Kietzmann and Susan Arendt to the US editorial team. Ludwig and Susan will bring their invaluable experience in the world of video game journalism and passion to the GamesRadar+ team. Between the both of them, they bring over 20 years of video game industry experience.
Ludwig Kietzmann, former Editor-in-Chief of Joystiq, was on Forbes 2014 30 under 30 list for gaming calling him “… one of the most respected voices covering the industry.” Ludwig has been writing about the art, growth and design of video games for over 12 years. He values work made with conviction and awareness, whether it’s meant to be read, watched or played.
Susan Arendt, former Managing Editor at Joystiq, was also formerly the Editor-in-Chief of The Escapist. She’s also the co-founder of TakeThis.org, a non-profit dedicated to increasing education, empathy and awareness of mental health issues in the gaming community. She will mentor the next generation of game journalists and looks forward to showcase positivity in the gaming space.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time for everyone at GamesRadar+ and we’re thrilled to be welcoming such talented new additions to the team,” said Sophia Tong, Global Editor-in-Chief of GamesRadar+. “Ludwig and Susan’s credentials speak for themselves, and will undoubtedly bring a fresh, new dynamic to the team.”
GamesRadar+ has seen incredible growth since its inception. Already, in 2015 the site has seen significant year on year growth with global users increasing 50% to over 8 million in January and pageviews increased 65% to 100 million.