Heart Magazines has restructured its senior publishing team following the acquisition of Hachette Filipacchi in August, including the appointed of acting COO, Anna Jones.
Jones will report to chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine, having previously held the role of digital and strategy director at Hachette Fillipachi UK, and will implement its new business strategy, while taking on overall responsibility for the publishing operation.
Other new appointments include Meribeth Parker, who will head up the publisher’s Luxury Group of titles, including ELLE, Esquire and Red. She was previously group publishing director for NatMag’s Young Women’s Group and will be supported by publisher Nadia Dawson.
Judith Secombe will head up the Lifestyle group of titles, moving from the role of director of sales within the business, and will be supported by publishing director Steven Seaton, while Ella Dolphin has joined to lead the Young Women’s Group, which includes Cosmopolitan, Zest and Company. Seaton was previously the publisher of Grazia at Bauer Consumer Media.
Meanwhile, a new group public director will be appointed for the Weeklies group, with Jones overseeing the role in the interim. Grace Stewart has been appointed publisher for the weeklies.
Digital strategy director will be Rebecca Miskin, who will continue to lead the integration of the publications, as well as taking over the digital operation at Hearst Magazines, to create the digital strategy for 2012.
Arnaud de Puyfontaine, commented: “This is a pivotal time for Hearst Magazines UK and I’m delighted to unveil such a talented senior publishing and business team to lead our expanded company. This team, along with our Editors, will redefine the way we do things and help Hearst Magazines UK become a more agile, innovative and successful media company.”