Canadian Magazine Industry News
9 April 2008,    
People in print: Changes at Canada Wide Media, Formula Media and more

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

Following the appointment of Karen Foss as president, Canada Wide Media Limited has hired Bruce Wiesner into the newly created position of senior vice president sales. Wiesner, a West Coast native and UBC graduate (BCom), was previously the regional vice president of sales for Quebecor World.

A couple of circulation moves to report: Nancy Parker is the new circulation manager at the Formula Media Group. The company, which publishes consumer and business titles such as Carguide, World of Wheels, Boat Guide and West of the City, is owned by Metroland. Parker arrives from Source Interlink, where she was managing the newsstand promotional programs. One of Parker’s first tasks in her new role will be to oversee the transfer of Formula's fulfillment duties to CDS Global.

Camile Diodati is the new circulation director for Les Éditions Gesca, which publishes magazines such as Ricardo, INSPIRATIONS Manon Leblanc, VIA Destinations and Lifestyle. Diodati was previously a manager of client projects with CDS Global.

Onto the world of editorial, where there are two new hirings to report at Transcontinental Media’s More: Vanessa Craft is the new beauty editor, while Alisa Krost is the fashion editor. (The two positions were previously under a single banner.)

Craft, who’s written about beauty and lifestyle for a variety of publications, including The Globe and Mail, ELLE Canada and FASHION Magazine, had her debut novel, Out of Character, released by Key Porter in May 2007. Krost, meanwhile, has styled everything from magazines, advertising campaigns and fashion shows, to films, TV commercials and  celebrities, including Nelly Furtado, Tom Hanks and Sarah Polley.

And finally, on the governing side, two of Canada's top arts administrators are leaving . Karen Kain, chair of the Canada Council, is stepping down to focus on running the National Ballet, while Lorraine Filyer, longtime Officer at the Ontario Arts Council, has announced she will retire next October.

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