Canadian Magazine Industry News
17 June 2008,     NATIONAL
People in print: Changes at Transcontinental, Fashion and Chatelaine

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

We begin at Transcontinental Media, where a number of staff have been added over the last few weeks.

Most of the changes are on the digital media side. Angus Robinson is the new Home & Garden sites product manager in Toronto, responsible for StyleatHome.com, CanadianGardening.com, CanadianHomeandCountry.com and CanadianHomeWorkshop.com.

Bruno Santerre is now product manager in Montreal, handling CoupdePouce.com, ElleQuebec.com, Decormag.com, LeBelAge.ca, and Jardinage.net. Santerre is the former head of production, Internet and digital services for Radio-Canada.ca.

Julie Lemonde, described as a “social-networking specialist,” is the new interactive marketing consultant in Montreal. Lemonde will be helping to develop to new platforms and perform analysis on Transcon websites.

Geneviève Lamy
is also now a part of the Transcon Web team in Montreal. She’s the new marketing project manager.

There’s also a departure to note, with Canadian Living Web editor Kat Tancock set leave on June 18 to become Web editor at Best Health, where she will begin work on June 23.

On the print side, Nadine Hoffman is the new director of Transcon’s custom publishing division. She began there on April 14, after jumping from Redwood Custom Communications, where she was account director and publisher of several custom books.

Over to the land of Zoomer. Moses Znaimer’s mag for baby boomers is set to launch in October and the staff continues to grow. Victoria Wisdom, a former associate publisher and director of advertising for the late Saturday Night, was recently named vice-president sales and marketing for MZ Media.

At Fashion Magazine, Wing Sze Tang left her post as copy chief/health editor to go freelance a couple of months ago. Rani Sheen has moved over from fellow St. Joseph Media mag Wish to fill the position. The Australian native spent two years working in custom publishing in London, England, before moving to Toronto five years ago.

Greg Enright, former editor-in-chief of ComputerWorld Canada and Network World (both owned by IT World Canada), is now working as a reporter at Canadian Business Online.

And finally, industry veteran Cynthia Brouse will filli in as acting copy chief at Chatelaine for the rest of the year.

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