PacMags to run Girlfriend and Total Girl under one editor following merger of editorial teams

girlfriend total girlPacific Magazines is on the hunt for an editor to lead the combined editorial team for magazines Girlfriend and Total Girl with the two respective editors leaving the business.

Combining the editorial position comes after Pacific Magazines restructured the magazine’s editorial teams in June last year with Tarca and Nicholls initially remaining at the helms of the two titles.

Girlfriend editor Sarah Tarca has resigned and leaves at Christmas, while Total Girl editor Amanda Nicholls has already been made redundant.

The restructure is similar to that of Bauer Media’s merger of the Cleo and Dolly’s editorial teams in 2013, which saw two editors invited to compete for a single job.





A Pacific Magazines spokesperson told Mumbrella: “The magazines have been working closely together for the past 18 months (and have been sitting together during this time) – with the combined editor role an extension of this decision.”

Tarca has been with Girlfriend magazine since October 2006 when she joined as beauty editor before taking on the beauty and lifestyle editor role in 2008. In 2010 she was promoted to beauty and features editor before finally being made editor of the magazine in August 2011.

Nicolls joined Total Girl as deputy editor in April 2007 before being made editor in March 2008. She is joining Babyology as commercial editor at the end of the month.

The to-be-appointed editor of the Youth Girls titles will report into the editor-in-chief Claire Starkey.

Miranda Ward


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