NewsLifeMedia has appointed Victoria Carey, the editor of Country Style, as editor-in-chief of Country Style and Vogue Living Australia magazines.
The move is the latest round of role mergers at NewsLifeMedia.
In August, a ‘homes’ desk was formed to oversee both Gardening Australia and Inside Out. Gardening Australia editor Jennifer Stackhouse was made redundant.
News Limited told Mumbrella that a new editor for Country Style would not be found, and Carey would cover that position.
Other changes on Country Style see art director Giota Letsios assume the role of creative director across both Vogue Living and Country Style, and Alexandra Gordon, currently style editor of Vogue Living take on the role of magazine’s style director.
Nick Smith, NewsLifeMedia’s group publisher, said: “Since Victoria took the helm at Country Style in 2009, its readership has grown by over 50% and circulation results have been outstanding – eight consecutive circulation increases to bring the magazine to its highest result since June 2005, a rise of 22%.”
“Victoria has also led a diverse expansion of the brand to book publishing, social media, merchandise and both high profile and community events such as the Country Chef of the Year Awards and Harvest Table, which encourages children and school communities to grow and cook their own produce.
“She has delivered both a finely crafted editorial and branded product with incredible audience engagement, and all with the commercial acumen that gives me a run for my money.”