Also, Southern Living offers new round of buyouts
Sara Peterson, the third editor at Coastal Living magazine in the last 2 years, is calling it quits. Media of Birmingham has learned that she plans to work in New York on the long-rumored HGTV Magazine published Hearst Corporation, according to insiders at the Birmingham office. Hearst is a direct competitor to Time Inc., which owns Coastal Living and other Birmingham-based titles.
Time Inc. spokesperson Jennifer Zawadzinski said via e-mail that the company is interviewing candidates for editor, but no announcement is ready at this time.
(Also, Peterson’s interview with 365Beach.com in April.)
This latest departure is one in a series of ongoing editor changes at the former Southern Progress division:
- Cooking Light switched editors in September.
- Southern Living inherited its third editor in less than 2 years earlier this month.
Lindsay Bierman, the new editor at Southern Living, has started a new round of buyouts among the editorial group, reportedly to give the option to staff members no longer passionate about the magazine a way out. An exact number is not known, but the final accepted buyout list is expected to be announced after Labor Day.
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