Editor-in-Chief to Leave Us Weekly

Janice Min, outgoing editor-in-chiefUS WEEKLY will be without editor-in-chief Janice Min on August 1 when her contract is up.  Michael Steele, michael.steele@usmagazine.com, currently executive editor, will take over as acting editor-in-chief.

Owner and CEO of Wenner Media, Jann Wenner said: “We’re not going to make any fundamental changes.”

Us Weekly coverMs Min has been with the magazine seven years, first as second in command to Bonnie Fuller.  Min took over when Ms Fuller left after a year.  The circulation has increased to almost 2 million, from more than 800,000 in 2000, and is now second in the celebrity category to PEOPLE.  In the first half of this year, its ad pages dropped close to 10%, which is not bad in an industry where the average decline is 28%.  Last year, the magazine had more than $300 million in revenues.

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