Canadian Magazine Industry News
23 July 2008,     NATIONAL
People in Print: Changes at CLB Media, Hello! Canada and more

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

Ana Torres has resigned as the executive director of the British Columbia Association of Magazine Publishers. She’s taken a job with a private Vancouver company that manages health and science associations.

Canadian Lawyer InHouse editor Kirsten McMahon will leave the magazine she’s edited for the last year at the end of the month. After eight years with CLB Media’s legal magazines, McMahon has enrolled at York University to earn a degree in communications and sociology.

Jesse Semko
Jesse Semko, who worked for Alberta Venture as an assistant, then associate editor, is now the managing editor at CalgaryInc. According to a write-up in the latest issue of CalgaryInc, Semko’s interest in business journalims “was piqued in 2005 after teaching English to corporate executives in South Korea."

Ciara Hunt
, who up to now has been managing editor for Hello! Canada, has been promoted to editor-in-chief of the Rogers-owned celebrity weekly. For the last several months, content, planning and layout for Hello! Canada was in collaboration with the Hello! head office in Madrid, but Hunt will now lead those activities from Toronto.

Chatelaine assistant editor Tiyana Grulovic is moving on from the Rogers-owned women’s book to become a copy editor with the Globe and Mail’s Style section.

Finally, Transcontinental Media has appointed Reneault Poliquin to the role of senior vice president of marketing and 360degrees Solutions. Poliquin is replacing T.J. Flynn (who is now in charge of integrated marketing solutions) and will lead marketing services (including data base management), 360 degree solutions and organic sales growth efforts within Transcontinental Media.

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