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Martha Stewart Partners with Meredith

Two big “M’s” of the media world are teaming up. And, if all goes well, for at least ten years starting November 1.

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Under the arrangement, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia will continue to handle print and digital content creation, while Meredith Corporation will be responsible for North American ad sales, circulation and production of Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines. From this afternoon’s announcement:

“We are very excited to partner with a great company like Meredith,” said MSLO founder and non-executive chairman Martha Stewart. “Our editorial team can focus entirely on what we do best: the creation of inspirational, original, practical, useful and trusted content for our superb publications and digital properties – content that continually enhances and improves consumers’ lives.”

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Martha Stewart Weddings Party

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Fashionistas and top wedding professionals mingled last night at the 12th Annual Martha Stewart Weddings Bridal Fashion Week Party, a bazaar of luxury wedding goods and food. Hundreds of guests partied it up and sampled the wares of 20 different vendors in the Chelsea headquarters of Martha Stewart Living, the Starrett-Lehigh building. Petit fours from Dragonfly Cakes, cheddar bread and hush puppies from Jack’s Chedbred, marshmallows from Mitchmallows, pizza from Valducci’s and gourmet cotton candy from Spin-Spun Natural Confections helped fuel the crowd throughout the night. The already well-dressed attendees could also perfect their looks with manicures by Deborah Lippmann, Sparkly Tattoos by Glittertoos, hairbraiding by Blow and sparkly jewelry from Bauble Bar.

Spotted among the crowd were Randy Fenoli of  Say Yes to the Dress, bridal couture designer Claire Pettibone, recently married fashion designer Erin Fetherston, wedding designer Mark Ingram, New York City Ballet dancer Tiler Peck, wedding planner Preston Bailey and designer Amsale Amberra.

Click through the jump to see more pictures from the event!

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Martha Stewart Weddings Names Exec Editor

Robin Sayers has been named the new executive editor of Martha Stewart Weddings. Sayers was most recently the beauty and lifestyle director of Martha Stewart Living. She had been at Living since September of 2011.

Prior to that, Sayers was an editor-at-large for The Los Angeles Times Magazine for four years. Her work has also appeared in such publications as InStyle, InStyle Weddings, The New York Observer and Elle.

MSLO Appoints New Publishers

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has announced some staff changes as part of efforts to align the sales team around individual brands.

Peter Medwid has been named senior vice president and publisher of Martha Stewart Living. Medwid most recently served as vice president, publisher of Sunset and Coastal Living at Time Inc.

Christina Cranley has been promoted to senior vice president and publisher of Everyday Food and Whole Living. She served most recently as vice president, Integrated Sales. Amy Wilkins will continue in her role as senior vice president and publisher for Martha Stewart Weddings.

“We will continue the successful integrated sales approach that has been a foundation of this company, while now aligning our sales teams more specifically around our individual brands and their unique personalities and attributes,” said MSLO’s chief revenue officer Joe Lagani.

Martha Stewart Weddings Seeks Committed Online Editor

If your heart races at the thought of tiered cakes and bridal gowns, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia needs you as its new editor for MarthaStewartWeddings.com. You’ll help shape the site, making it the ultimate destination for brides, and ensuring user satisfaction, engagement (no pun intended) and retention.

If hired, you’ll be responsible for content, functionality development and promotional strategy for the website. You’ll manage packages, headlines, new features and functions, while identifying and filling holes in coverage. There will be a fair amount of writing and editing involved, as you’ll be coordinating copy on the homepage, and in newsletters, articles and blogs.

The candidate should have at least five years of digital editorial or marketing experience with a proven track record in the digital space. You should be a master at SEO, and be able to develop and ensure best practices for the site. Creative and coordinated candidates with wedding industry knowledge are most welcome. Ready to put a ring on it? Apply here.

For more openings and employment news, follow The Job Post on Twitter @MBJobPost.

Put a Ring on It: Martha Stewart Weddings Seeks Senior Editor

If you gush over gowns and fantasize about perfect centerpieces, Martha Stewart Weddings needs you. The magazine is looking for a senior editor to help conceive, develop and edit stories for the award-winning publication. In the great words of Beyonce, “If you like it, then you should(a) put a ring on it!”

If hired, you’ll contribute to both the print mag and the website, assign stories and work closely with freelance writers. You’ll be responsible for editing front-of-book and feature stories for every issue, and writing posts for The Brides Guide blog, Twitter and other digital media.

To be considered, you need to have top-notch writing and editing skills and understand the tone and voice of the brand. Of course, you should work well under deadline, and have a strong interest in all things pertaining to bridal and weddings. It kind of goes without saying, right? If you think you have what it takes, apply here.

Martha Stewart Weddings Editor Vanessa Holden Promoted To Top Spot At Flagship Mag

livingcover.jpgMartha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) has reached from within its ranks to fill the top slot at its flagship magazine, Martha Stewart Living.

On Friday, the company announced that Vanessa Holden, the editor-in-chief of Martha Stewart Weddings, had been promoted to the same position at Living. Katie Hatch, Weddings‘ style director, will replace Holden at the bridal title. Meanwhile, Gael Towey, who was working as acting editor of Living was named editorial director at MSLO. Towey MSLO’s former chief creative officer, stepped into the role in February when Michael Boodro left the company.

Holden joined MSLO as Weddings‘ editor-in-chief in August 2008 from her own consulting business. She previously worked as creative director at Real Simple magazine and co-founded food and lifestyle magazine Donna Hay. She has also worked at the Australian versions of Marie Claire and Marie Claire Lifestyle as well as Vogue Entertaining and Travel and Vogue Living.

New Weddings editor Hatch is a former lawyer and freelancer who has worked at Living and the now-defunct MSLO title Blueprint. She was named associate style editor at Weddings in 2000.

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Martha Stewart Weddings: Let Them Eat Cake

51gdbC2xNGL._SL500_AA280_.jpgYou’d never know from last night that there were any concerns about bridal magazines being shut down. Far from it: In celebration of 15 years of Martha Stewart Weddings, throngs of people whose lives revolve around your special day came and raised a glass at the Plaza hotel to the televised image of the woman who kept their careers comfortable. (Martha Stewart couldn’t actually make it to the event)

There were a couple signs that all was not right in the state of Denmark.

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As Condé Closes Bridal Mags, Competitors Step It Up

ms weddings.jpgCondé Nast may have shuttered two of its bridal magazines last week, but that doesn’t mean the category is dead.

Martha Stewart Weddings is celebrating its 15th anniversary, launching its first national online luxury wedding expo and debuting a Destination Weddings issue next month.

Another bridal book, The Knot, spun off from the popular wedding Web site, is planning to increase its frequency from semiannual to four times a year.

And let’s not forget recently launched bridal mag Get Married magazine, which we covered earlier this year. It hit newsstands October 1.

Once again, Condé’s lost is another publisher’s gain.