The Times Magazine

The Times

The Times Magazine is a must-read each week. It’s crammed full of agenda-setting interviews with huge stars, hilarious columns from beloved columnists like Caitlin Moran and extraordinary life stories. The Magazine reflects the way we live today with warmth and wit. It leaves our readers feeling informed, amused and moved.

Our cover interviews are often the most-talked about of the weekend supplements. In the last twelve months, they have sparked countless news stories in rival papers and frequently trended on Apple News.

That’s no surprise when we have had cover stars like the Olympic cyclist Bradley Wiggins opening up about the sexual abuse he endured from the age of thirteen at the hands of his coach. In June this year, we had the reclusive New York socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein on our cover - this was her first print interview in almost 25 years, since she spoke to Vanity Fair in 1998. Then, Vivian Hoorn, the UK size 14 Instagram star fighting against the return of size zero, graces our cover wearing only underwear and a t-shirt.

Our features are gripping, intelligent and get under the skin of compelling stories. Take the issue which is fronted by Jocelyn Wildenstein. Inside its pages, we ask The Hairy Bikers how they have coped since Myer’s cancer diagnosis, then Janice Turner talks to Britt Eckland at 80 about life in the spotlight. Meanwhile, cult author Annie Lord opens up to Alice Thomson about what millennials really think about sex and we ask why the super-rich are flocking to Oxfordshire.

This year, we have focussed on growing our digital audience. We have achieved this by putting features up on the website before they run in print on a Saturday, alongside a new social media strategy. It’s worked - our Magazine features are often the most-read across the whole of The Times website

Visually, the Magazine has never looked better. Original, high-impact photography remains at the heart of each issue. Our shoots show familiar celebrity faces in a completely different light, and make delicious recipes from the likes of Bake Off winner Rahul Mandal look good enough to eat. The confident, inviting design of the Magazine gives it the glossy feel of a monthly magazine, while it still has the news-reactive content of a weekly.