Wednesday News Round-Up for February 15, 2012

Hope everyone had their fill of red and pink helium balloons, roses and heart-shaped chocolates for Valentine’s Day.  Grab some news while you’re here and, if you have time, scroll down to see if you’ve missed anything.  Note that titles with asterisks* are part of the Wooden Horse Database.

POWER & MOTORYACHT* and SAIL* magazines have been acquired by Active Interest Media, from Source Interlink Media.  The purchase adds to AIM’s existing marine group, which includes five other publications.  Power & Motoryacht has a circulation of 150,000 and Sail magazine’s rate base stands at 100,000…

MARIE CLAIRE* brought in Jessica Flint, jflint@hearst.com, as lifestyle editor, a newly created position…

W MAGAZINE* soon will have Marie Amelie Sauve, no email yet, as senior fashion editor…

FORTUNE* welcomed Stephen Gandel, stephen_gandel@timemagazine.com, as a senior editor…

ESSENCE* welcomed Sharon Boone, sboone@essence.com, as senior health and relationships editor…

SUNSET* magazine named Kitty Morgan, morgank@sunset.com, as the new editor-in-chief.  Morgan takes over for Charla Lawhon, who was serving as the interim editor…

CHARLOTTE* magazine snagged Aleigh Acerni, aleigh.acerni@morris.com, as senior editor…

WEST COAST FAMILIES, based in BC, Canada, debuted a redesign and editorial repositioning…

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