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Texas Monthly Sues Times Co. Over New Hire (NYT)
The publisher of Texas Monthly filed a lawsuit on Friday against The New York Times Company related to the Times’ hiring of the magazine’s departing editor-in-chief, Jake Silverstein. FishbowlNY Emmis Publishing is claiming that the Times influenced Silverstein into breaching his contract. The lawsuit states that Silverstein’s contract expires in February of next year. NY Post The six-page Texas state court action alleges that Times executive editor Jill Abramson started recruiting Silverstein in December 2012 — a full year before then-magazine editor Hugo Lindgren was ousted. Greg Loewen, president of Emmis, said the company has been “damaged by the Times and expects to be compensated.” Capital New York The suit, which seeks damages between $200,000 and $1 million, names only the Times, not Silverstein, as previously reported. Loewen said the company never intended to stand in the way of Silverstein’s pursuit of the Times Magazine editorship. Loewen said that after Silverstein told his employer last month that he was being considered for the job, Emmis notified the Times that they would have to reach a settlement on the termination of his contract with Emmis to account for the costs associated with finding Silverstein’s replacement, as well as the damage of losing a star editor. New York Magazine / Daily Intelligencer In a statement, Emmis said, “No such agreement was reached and, to date, the Times has refused to even participate in settlement discussions despite numerous attempts” by Emmis to do so.

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Sid Evans Named Editor of Southern Living

Sid Evans has been named the new editor-in-chief of Southern Living. Evans, a Time Inc. Group Editor, now has editorial oversight of Southern LivingCooking Light, Coastal Living, Sunset, and This Old House. Lindsay Bierman, Southern Living’s editor since 2010, is leaving the magazine to become chancellor of UNC’s School of the Arts.

Before joining Time Inc. in 2011, Evans served as Garden & Gun’s VP and editor-in-chief. He also previously served as Field & Stream’s editor from 2002 to 2007.

Southern Living is in excellent hands with Sid, whose knowledge, understanding and passion for the South is unmatched,” said Time Inc.’s executive VP, Evelyn Webster, in a statement.

Southern Living Adds Two Chefs

Southern Living has added two chefs to its roster. Robby Melvin has been named test kitchen rirector and Whitney Wright has been named deputy food director.

Prior to joing Southern Living, Melvin owned Salt Fine Catering in Birmingham, Alabama. He also taught at the Culinary Institute of Virginia and spent six years as a chef with Frank Stitt, a James Beard Award winning chef. Wright comes to Southern Living from Gilt Home and Gilt Taste, where she served as senior editor and site merchandising manager. Prior to her time there, she was chef de partie at Per Se.

“Robby is a Southern chef with serious pedigree, and as a husband and father, he’s also a dedicated home cook,” said Lindsay Bierman, editor-in-chief of Southern Living, in a statement. ”He will draw from his professional and personal experience to create authentic recipes that every Southerner will love. Whitney’s impressive culinary, editorial and digital experience will brilliantly serve our readers across platforms, including our cookbooks and how-to videos.”

Jenna Bush Joins Southern Living as Editor

Jenna Bush Hager, the Today show correspondent and daughter of George W. Bush, is joining Southern Living as an editor-at-large. The New York Times reports that she will pen articles about how to deal with being a daughter of one of the worst presidents of all time. Kidding!

Bush Hager is going to write a monthly column for Southern Living and contribute to the magazine’s The Daily South blog. Lindsay Bierman, Southern Living’s editor-in-chief, said he brought Bush Hager aboard because of her passion for the South.

“I did get the sense that her heart is still very much in the South,” Bierman told the Times. “I felt her passion for the South was going to translate into what she would do for Southern Living.”

A Cultural Renaissance Looks South

Lindsay Bierman, editor-in-chief of Southern Living, says we’re in the midst of a southern renaissance that has brought sweet tea and red velvet ice cream to those above the Mason-Dixon Line. The lifestyle mag draws a wide readership from all over the country, and that goes for freelancers too. As long as your pitch has a southern connection, you could land a byline in the pub.

The magazine has recently undergone some slight changes, though it has been covering the same topics throughout its 56 years of history. “We’ve refined our look and honed our voice, and we’re continuing to make sure that we are staying true to our mission of being a true service book that has actionable content from cover to cover,” said Bierman. “It’s not just a dream book or an aspirational magazine.”

For more tips on what to pitch, check out How To Pitch: Southern Living. [subscription required]

A Cultural Renaissance Looks South

Lindsay Bierman, editor-in-chief of Southern Living, says we’re in the midst of a southern renaissance that has brought sweet tea and red velvet ice cream to those above the Mason-Dixon Line. The lifestyle mag draws a wide readership from all over the country, and that goes for freelancers too. As long as your pitch has a southern connection, you could land a byline in the pub.

The magazine has recently undergone some slight changes, though it has been covering the same topics throughout its 56 years of history. “We’ve refined our look and honed our voice, and we’re continuing to make sure that we are staying true to our mission of being a true service book that has actionable content from cover to cover,” said Bierman. “It’s not just a dream book or an aspirational magazine.”

For more tips on what to pitch, check out How To Pitch: Southern Living. [subscription required]

Southern Living Names New Creative Director

Robert Perino has been named Southern Living’s new Creative Director. Perino was most recently with Budget Travel as its Art Director, and has previously worked at Field & StreamNew York and Men’s Journal.

At Southern Living Perino will oversee the brand’s stylings, from the magazine to tablets to special edition books.

Lindsay Bierman, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living, said of Perino, “Bob brings a broad range of experience as a magazine maker, digital designer and creative visionary to Southern Living. His leadership of our art and photo teams will help us refine and grow this iconic brand across all platforms.”