Jon Barrett.jpgHere Media, which publishes The Advocate and Out today announced that it was promoting Jon Barrett, editor-in-chief of The Advocate and Advocate.com, to editorial director of the newly created Advocate Group, which will now oversee all of the magazine’s print, online and TV content as well other Here Media brands such as SheWired.com and PlanetOut.com.

The announcement comes just a few weeks after Here CEO Paul Colichman announced plans to bundle The Advocate‘s print magazine with Out for subscribers.

In his new position, Barrett will be in charge of growing the Advocate brand, an undertaking that includes oversight of an upcoming hour-long television magazine series aimed at the brand’s LGBT audience. Before joining The Advocate, Barrett worked as features editor for O magazine spin-off O at Home and served as senior editor at Cargo and Real Simple.

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Previously: Publisher Plans To Bundle Out With The Advocate For Subscribers

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