(Now updated with comment from new O editor) Last month, we told you about chaos at Women’s Health. Well, another high-ranking editor has left the Rodale publication: Executive editor Alison Gwinn is joining O, The Oprah Magazine in the same position. She’ll start on March 2nd.
Jumping to a new job is an interesting choice for the executive editor. Her former publication might be struggling to retain staffers, but O can’t keep ad pages, losing 23 percent in the fourth quarter year-to-year. It makes you wonder how bad things must be at Women’s Health.
UPDATE: Gwinn emailed FBNY the following: “I’ve loved working with Michele in the short time she’s been here, and had this opportunity not presented itself, I would have happily stayed at Women’s Health. But O is one of my favorite magazines and, frankly, it’s a move that I couldn’t pass up.”