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All Sections of Ebony are Open to Pitches

Historically, most journalists writing for Ebony have been black, but it’s not a requirement to score a byline. The pub has recently run stories by writers who aren’t black, and also hopes to reach beyond the black community by tackling key issues from a wide variety of viewpoints.

The magazine is enjoying the fruits of a well-executed redesign spearheaded by editor-in-chief Amy DuBois Barnett, who works with CEO Desiree Rogers and Chairman Linda Johnson Rice. Barnett told NPR she’s working to balance fashion, entertainment and news that is empowering “and also still very rooted in the coverage of social issues and political issues that Ebony has always done so well.”

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All Sections of Ebony are Open to Pitches

Historically, most journalists writing for Ebony have been black, but it’s not a requirement to score a byline. The pub has recently run stories by writers who aren’t black, and also hopes to reach beyond the black community by tackling key issues from a wide variety of viewpoints.

The magazine is enjoying the fruits of a well-executed redesign spearheaded by editor-in-chief Amy DuBois Barnett, who works with CEO Desiree Rogers and Chairman Linda Johnson Rice. Barnett told NPR she’s working to balance fashion, entertainment and news that is empowering “and also still very rooted in the coverage of social issues and political issues that Ebony has always done so well.”

Bonus? Over 50 percent of the pub is written by freelancers. Find out how you can win over the editors in How To Pitch: Ebony. [Mediabistro AvantGuild subscription required]

Terry Glover, Managing Editor of Ebony, Dies

Terry Glover, managing editor of Ebony, died on December 24 from colon cancer. She had been with the magazine since 2006, when she joined as a senior editor for Ebony.com. Glover was named managing editor in 2009.

“Terry was the heart and soul of the Ebony team,” said Amy DuBois Barnett, editor-in-chief of Ebony, in a statement. “She was one of the best editors I’ve ever worked with, and had a lovely kind demeanor and a fabulous sense of humor. The Ebony team will feel her absence every single day.”

Linda Johnson Rice, chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing, added, “Terry touched many with her warm spirit and glowing smile during her six years with Johnson Publishing. Her contributions to Ebony were innumerable and her passion shone through in everything she did. Terry will be greatly missed.”

Ebony Nabs Style Director from Essence

Marielle Bobo has been named Ebony magazine’s new Style Director. Bobo most recently worked as Senior Fashion Editor for Essence, and previously held positions at Vanity FairAllure, WWD, and OK!.

“As Ebony’s emphasis on fashion and beauty continues to grow, we are thrilled to welcome our new Style Director,” said Amy DuBois Barnett, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. ”Bobo’s years of expertise and her breadth of connections will surely help us as we take Ebony to the next level.”

Mira Lowe Steps Down As Jet Editor-In-Chief

After becoming the magazine’s first female editor-in-chief last April, Mira Lowe has announced her resignation from her post at Jet.  minOnline’s Steve Cohn reports that Lowe spoke to the Maynard Institute and claimed that she will move on to “pursue some personal and professional goals.”  Lowe went on to say that she repositioned Jet’s brand under parent company Johnson Publishing by adding “new voices and presiding over a new website.”

Lowe’s exit follows Johnson CEO Desiree Rogers’s hiring of Amy Dubois Barnett as editor-in-chief of Ebony back in June.  Barnett previously worked at Teen People and represents the youthful influence Rogers is looking to inject into Johnson Publishing’s titles.

Lowe’s final day at Jet will be Jan.3 and she plans to write a farewell column for the magazine’s Jan. 10 issue.