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Good Housekeeping Makeover Continues

GoodHousekeepingLogoAs we reported in June, the arrival of Good Housekeeping EIC Jane Francisco precipitated a sea of staffing changes. Following last month’s wave of four hires and many more firings, the magazine’s masthead makeover continues.

Per an announcement today, Good Housekeeping has made four major hires. Succeeding Jasmine Chang as fashion director is Kristen Saladino:

Saladino joins Good Housekeeping from Self, where she had been senior fashion editor since 2007. Prior to that, Saladino was a freelance fashion editor for publications including InStyle, Marie Claire and Teen Vogue, and started her career at Glamour, where she held a variety of fashion editorial positions.

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Good Housekeeping Hires Four, Fires More

This week, Good Housekeeping sent out a press release announcing four hires and a promotion.

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They are:

  • Melissa Geurts, deputy design director (formerly with Canadian magazine Chatelaine);
  • Sarah Richardson, home design director (host-producer of multiple HGTV lifestyle series);
  • April Franzino, beauty director (most recently at Self magazine);
  • Matthew Axe, consulting creative director (previously creative director at Martha Stewart Living);
  • Rachel Rothman, promoted from technical manager to technical director.

However, this is only a third of the HR story. Per a well-placed tipster who wishes to remain anonymous, a larger number of Good Housekeeping staffers were recently dismissed. (By our count, nine.)

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Fitness Magazine Names New Fitness and Beauty Editors

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Fitness magazine welcomes three new editors to their editorial staff.

Lisa Haney has been named the senior fitness editor. Jenna Autuori is the new fitness editor. April Franzino takes over as associate beauty editor.

“We are thrilled to welcome these talented individuals to the FITNESS staff,” Betty Wong, Editor-in-Chief of FITNESS magazine, said in a statement. “With strong professional backgrounds in their respective areas, they are the embodiment of the FITNESS brand-women who embrace health and wellness as a lifestyle.”

Haney will oversee many of the publication’s health news columns and features. Most recently, she has written for such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Runner’s World, and ReadyMade.

As the new fitness editor, Autuori will work on the fitness news pages and columns and cover gear. Autuori was previously an assistant editor at Shape, where she also worked on Shape Bride.

Franzino joins the magazine after three years as assistant editor at Good Housekeeping, where she wrote beauty feature stories and filmed monthly Good Housekeeping Reports TV segments.