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Mira Lowe Steps Down As Jet Editor-In-Chief

After becoming the magazine’s first female editor-in-chief last April, Mira Lowe has announced her resignation from her post at Jet.  minOnline’s Steve Cohn reports that Lowe spoke to the Maynard Institute and claimed that she will move on to “pursue some personal and professional goals.”  Lowe went on to say that she repositioned Jet’s brand under parent company Johnson Publishing by adding “new voices and presiding over a new website.”

Lowe’s exit follows Johnson CEO Desiree Rogers’s hiring of Amy Dubois Barnett as editor-in-chief of Ebony back in June.  Barnett previously worked at Teen People and represents the youthful influence Rogers is looking to inject into Johnson Publishing’s titles.

Lowe’s final day at Jet will be Jan.3 and she plans to write a farewell column for the magazine’s Jan. 10 issue.

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Jet Promotes New Editor-in-Chief

miralowe04.22.09.pngJet, the No. 1 (also only) “Black newsweekly,” promoted current managing editor Mira Lowe to editor-in-chief. Lowe joined the company in 2007 from Newsday where she served as associate editor for recruitment.

Johnson Publishing Co. which produces Jet along with Ebony, has been under financial stress and asked staffers to reapply for their jobs in February. Company editorial director Bryan Monroe, who oversaw both magazines, saw his position eliminated and Malcolm West, Jet‘s other managing editor, took a buyout at that time. Ebony should announce a new EIC soon.

You can, of course, follow Jet on Twitter. The first, and as of this writing, only update: “JET magazine is taking it to the next level. Follow me on Twitter as the new Editor In Chief.”