Editorial restructure for Girlfriend and Total Girl, Prevention goes bi-monthly and Pacific Magazines renews license for Marie Claire

girlfriendThree staff could be made redundant as a result of changes at Pacific Magazines which will see the editorial teams for teen publications Girlfriend and Total Girl combined, and health title Prevention set to move from monthly frequency to bi-monthly.

The proposed restructure of Girlfriend and Total Girl will see a combined editorial team working under editors Sarah Tarca and Amanda Nicholls who will continue in their roles.

Staff will be having individual discussions with the company today, with two staff potentially to be redeployed following their positions being identified as likely to be redundant.

Pacific Magazines director of magazines Peter Savecz said: While each title is successful and has a clear positioning, there are efficiencies in bringing the editorial into a shared unit, where there are synergies, particularly with our ongoing digital content focus. We will be building on each title’s strengths.”

The move is similar to one carried out by Bauer Media last year when it merged the Dolly and Cleo teams.

The third staff redundancy comes from the Prevention team as a result of the publication being moved from a monthly frequency to bi-monthly. In the last audit period for non-weekly magazine titles, Prevention saw its circulation fall by 7.8 per cent from 52,192 to 48,172.

“Editor Jacqui Mooney and her team have a growing and loyal audience, and the change in frequency will allow them to continue to deliver the most relevant and engaging content and to explore a whole new range of opportunities,” said Zavecz in the statement.

“As part of this process, staff will be trained across any skill sets required for the new roles and for the positions moving forward.”

The restructure news coincided with an announcement that Pacific Magazines has renewed the license agreement between itself and The Marie Claire Group (GMC) in Paris for the publication of Marie Claire Australia.

Pacific Magazines preferred not to reveal how long the license had been renewed for.

In the last audit period for non-weekly magazine titles, Marie Claire’s circulation was relatively steady, with a 1.7 per cent fall from 90,519 to 88,971.

Miranda Ward


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