CHATELAINE, the flagship magazine of Canadian conglomerate Rogers Communications, has created a new editorial team. Jane Francisco will replace Maryam Sanati as the editor-in-chief. Sanati left the company last week. Francisco will be the fifth editor to hold the position in the past five years.
An 18-year veteran of Canadian publishing, Francisco recently held the position of editor-in-chief for STYLE AT HOME magazine, published by Transcontinental. She also served as executive editor for the St Joseph Lifestyles Group, as well as being the founding editor-in-chief for its now-defunct WISH magazines.
As part of the shift, Rogers expanded several other key roles. CHATELAINE publisher Kerry Mitchell will offer more input at GLOW and TODAY’S PARENT. Dianne de Fenoyl, managing editor at Maclean will become CHATELAINE’s editorial director. Ken Whyte, publisher and editor-in-chief of Maclean’s as well as publisher of Canadian Business, Profit and Moneysense will also be joining the team.
Considered one of Canada’s top magazines, CHATELAINE has a paid circulation of 553,000 and a total revenue of $56.5-million in 2008, a year-over-year decline of 4.54%.