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Layoffs Coming to Parade

Now that Parade has been purchased by Atlhon Media, the bad news comes — about 85 staffers are likely to get cut. The New York Post reports that the layoffs will come as Athlon moves operations to its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.

Only about 20 Parade staffers are expected to be offered jobs. The glossy’s editor Maggie Murphy and CEO Jack Haire will not be among them.

“I was honored to have had this job,” Murphy, who had been with Parade since 2010, told the Post. “I just want people to know I have an amazing staff here.”

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Andy Abrahams Leaves People for Parade

Andy Abrahams is joining Parade as its new executive editor. Abrahams comes to the magazine from People, where he had been for the past 28 years. He most recently served as People’s editorial manager, but during his time there served as chief of reporters, writer and reporter.

“Along with’s incredible leader Brad Dunn, Andy Abrahams will play a pivotal role in expanding Parade’s footprint beyond Sunday,” said the title’s editor-in-chief, Maggie Murphy, in a statement. “Working with him at People was one of the luckiest things that ever happened to me, and I am thrilled he chose to join me here.”

In other Parade news, Jessica Wozinsky has been named social media editor. She most recently served as the magazine’s senior editor.

Parade Adds Time Inc. Veteran

Mary Gallagher has been named Northeast Regional Manager of Parade publications, a new position at the company. Gallagher comes to the magazine from Time Inc., where she most recently served as Integrated Account Manager for All You. Gallagher had worked for Time in a variety of positions in the past; starting in 1987 and through 2005. She returned to Time Inc. in 2007.

“Mary will head up our New York team, which has seen a surge in activity due to the excitement generated around Maggie Murphy’s vibrant edit, and our new, innovative digital properties,” said Parade’s Publisher, Brett Wilson. “Mary has thrived in fast-paced environments, and her perseverance, strong relationships and strategic skills will be great assets at Parade.”

At Parade Gallagher will oversee all of the company’s print and digital accounts in her area.

Parade Adds Chef Jon Ashton as Contributing Editor

Chef Jon Ashton has joined Parade Publications as contributing editor. He will also serve as host of the “dash Around the Table Tour,” a multi-city live cooking show developed by dash, Parade’s food publication.

The 2012 “dash Around the Table Tour” kicks off in June and will visit 10 cities in collaboration with Parade’s newspaper partners.

“We’re happy to welcome Jon to the team,” said editorial director, Maggie Murphy. “He has high energy and could not be more charming, but what makes Jon the perfect host for the dash cooking shows is that he shares the magazine’s mission to improve family life by taking the stress out of meal planning.”

Ashton is also the food correspondent for the syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez Joins Parade as Senior Editor

Jennifer Rainey Marquez has been hired by Parade as senior editor. Marquez is responsible for managing for all health and medical coverage.

Marquez comes to Parade from O: The Oprah Magazine, where she was senior health editor in charge of conceiving and editing all health coverage. Prior to that, she was senior health editor for Women’s Health and Woman’s Day. She began her career as an editorial assistant at Mademoiselle.   

“Jennifer comes to us with an impressive wealth of experience in the field, along with an innate interest in the health issues that are most relevant to our 70 million weekly readers, ” says editorial director Maggie Murphy.  “We’re thrilled to have her on board.”

Marquez is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia.

Parade Taps Mary Margaret As Associate Entertainment Editor

Parade editorial director Maggie Murphy announced today that the weekly newspaper magazine has added Mary Margaret as associate entertainment editor.  In her new role Margaret will edit the Personality Parade column and other entertainment features.  Murphy anticipates that Margaret will add a new dimension to Parade’s entertainment coverage:

Mary Margaret is an intrepid reporter with boundless enthusiasm for her work and pop culture.  Along with entertainment director Kathy Heintzelman, she will help bring a new point of view to Personality Parade, Sundays With…, and Parade’s many entertainment covers.

Margaret joins Parade after a stint as executive editor at  She also has served as a staff writer, reporter, and West Coast assignment editor for People.

Death To Life

life_death.jpgJust in: Time Inc. announced today that is is shuttering Life, the weekend magazine newspaper insert that trades in ultra-thin paper stock and celebrity interviews. According to a Time Inc. spokesperson, 42 lost their jobs — 15 on the edit side. Spared: Managing editor Bill Shapiro, executive editor Maggie Murphy, president Andy Blau and publisher Peter Bauer, who will all stay with Time Inc. in yet to be determined positions.

It was not doing well, down 9.2% in advertising revenue and 21.3% in ad pages through February, according to the Publishers Information Bureau. The April 20 issue will be the magazine’s last. It was the third incarnation, having first launched as a weekly in 1936 (until ’72) and again in 1978 as a monthly (until 2000). The current Life was relaunched in October 2004.

In what’s becoming a familiar spin for magazine company’s in announcing shuttering titles, Time Inc. says it will shift what’s left of Life online, with plans to launch “a major portal to put its entire collection of 10 million images online … made available to the public for personal use at no cost.”

Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore‘s statement: “Life magazine was a truly innovative publishing venture. It was developed, edited and published by some of the best talent in the business and we can remain proud of its many achievements. But sometimes we have to make tough calls, and this was one. Growth requires taking risks and the potential upside was huge, but unfortunately the timing worked against us. The market has moved dramatically since October 2004 and it is no longer appropriate to continue publication of Life as a newspaper supplement.”