One way to frame how long Jill Waage (pictured), the new executive editor of the Better Homes and Gardens brand, has been with Meredith is to note the average median purchase price of a U.S. home when she first started: $120,000.
From today’s announcement:
Waage, a graduate of Drake University, joined Meredith in 1991 as an associate editor, where she was responsible for creating a lineup of New Product Guides for kitchen, bath, home building and home furnishings. In her Meredith career, Waage has held a number of senior editing and management positions, including executive editor of over 20 Special Interest media titles and a lineup of high-end home and décor bookazines. Waage also served as title editor of three decorating magazines, including the bi-monthly Decorating, and was the founding editor of Real+Life Decorating.