According to Self vice president and publisher Mary Murcko, the publication is entering a “completely new phase editorially, in our partnerships with brand marketers and through the two-way conversation we have with our audience.” To support that push, Murcko and Self EIC Joyce Chang have announced a quartet of senior appointments.
“In the cultural moment right now, women crave motivation to feel, look and be their best,” says Chang. “We will show them that having an aspirational body, career and life are actually totally attainable. These appointments will help create the new Self as a 360-degree guide to a well-rounded woman’s life.”
- Eric Johnson, associate publisher, marketing: Johnson was formerly a vice president of ad sales marketing with NBC News Digital Group, where he oversaw properties including today.com and MSBNC.com. He will join Self May 21. Johnson has also worked as a VP, client solutions for USA Today and as VP, group marketing director at Rodale Publishing.
- Barbara Reyes, creative director: Reyes was previously art director for O, The Oprah Magazine, which recently won a 2014 National Magazine Award for Leisure Interests. She has also worked at Radar and for Rodale’s special projects division, as well as art director at Domino, Manhattan File, Teen People, Cargo and Lucky.
- Suzanne D’Amato, executive editor: She comes over from People StyleWatch, where she was an executive editor since 2009. D’Amato started her career at New York magazine and later moved on to fashion writer at Vogue, fashion news editor for Teen People, deputy editor at The Washington Post and features editor at Domino.
- Rebecca Sinn, entertainment director: Sinn was previously a senior entertainment editor at Glamour and, prior to that, entertainment editor at Interview magazine and a member of the Vanity Fair special events and features teams. She began her career in a place many successful people have – the mailroom at CAA in Los Angeles.