Magazine Editors Play Musical Chairs

Monday, December 6, 2010

The last couple of years haven't been easy on the newspaper & magazine market.... not only with the economy trailing, but internet accessibility for information is leaving publications by the wayside.  I still prefer our magazines in hard copy forms, and get giddy when they have arrived in our mailbox.  One reoccurring theme I have noticed in more recent issues is a sort of Editor shuffle at some of our favorite home design & lifestyle mags.

In 2008 Eleanor Griffin, then editor of Cottage Living Magazine (its last issue was Nov/Dec '08 ), left to assume the same position at Southern Living Magazine.  As of this summer, she was promoted to vice president of Southern Living brand development.  Griffin's vacated position was filled by Lindsay Bierman, who had succeeded Griffin at Cottage Living a month before it was shuttered, and then was offered the editor position at Coastal Living Magazine.  Bierman is once again filling Griffin's shoes, accepting the editor position at Southern Living.  The beloved Domino Magazine was run by founding editor Deborah Needleman, but in January 2009, it closed its doors, and Needleman has since been tapped for editor at WSJ - Wall Street Journal Magazine.  Additional Domino alums include, Dara Caponigro, who has since been hired as the new editor of Veranda Magazine and Michelle Adams, who launched Lonny Magazine, an online publication, in the Fall of 2009.  Stephen Drucker, formerly the editor at House Beautiful, has taken the helm at Town & Country Magazine and Margaret Russell, longtime editor at Elle Decor, assumes the counter part role at Architectural Digest.

For me, change is always a good thing, so having a little position shake-up makes for fresh design ideas and renewed energy.  Keep a lookout for this talented pool of visual & artistic editors to successfuly carry magazine publication into the next decade.

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