Canadian Magazine Industry News
19 March 2008,    
People in print: Changes at Financial Post Business, Alive and more

In this regular MastheadOnline feature, we bring you the latest on recent hirings, firings and appointments in the Canadian magazine industry.

Financial Post Business managing editor Samantha Israel is departing from the Canwest-owned monthly to take a managing editor job at Oxygen and Clean Eating, both Robert Kennedy publications.

Fashion Magazine has a new beauty director. Adriana Ermter has written and edited for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including Style at Home, Flare, Elle Canada, Chatelaine, Glow, Men’s Health, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Elevate and Salon Magazine. She replaces Laura Keogh, who’s moving into the role of editor at large for the St. Joseph Media look-book.

Alive has hired Sherri Fischer to guide readers through the latest trends in eco-fashion. She’s now the fashion & beauty editor, a new position at the Vancouver-based health and wellness title.

Senior editor Danny Sinopoli is no longer with Canadian House & Home, having joined the style section team The Globe and Mail.

Rachel Heinrichs joins Sarah Fulford’s team at Toronto Life. The new assistant editor has interned at both The Walrus and Harper’s.

At This Magazine, “part-time web designer and full-time nerd” Graham F. Scott is the new columns editor. He’s a former editor of the Varsity, the University of Toronto’s student-run paper, and has written for Canadian Business, Maclean’s and the Globe and Mail.

At Transcontinental Media, Caroline Medwell has been promoted to vice president sales, consumer publications. She takes over from TJ Flynn, who is now senior vice president, marketing service and 360 Solutions.

Finally, one b-to-b appointment to report: Today's Trucking has hired Russ Fairley as Web editor. Fairley arrives into the magazine industry from a now-defunct mobile software company called MobileQ. Before that, he worked for a variety of IT outfits and learned about trucking working with his dad, Dave, running Big Island Trucking.

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