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Women’s Weekly editor in chief Kim Doherty departs

Bauer Media’s Women’s Weekly editor in chief, Kim Doherty has stepped down after just over a year in the role.

Doherty joined Women’s Weekly in April last year, after Helen McCabe announced her departure after six years.

Previously, Doherty worked as editor of kidspot.com.au and was editor-in-chief of Pacific Magazines’ New Idea for five years.

Following her appointment to Women’s Weekly, Juliet Rieden, acting editor-in-chief was appointed as editor.

According to an announcement from Bauer this morning, Doherty has resigned to take time out with her young family and pursue new opportunities.

Quoted in the announcement, Doherty said: “It’s been a joy and a privilege to steer this much-loved magazine. I’m proud of our quality journalism and the important stories we’ve told and thank everyone who has trusted us to share them. Special thanks also go to our readers and my amazing team.

Jayne Ferguson, general manager of women’s lifestyle and entertainment at Bauer Media added: “Kim has been a highly-respected editor, leader in our industry and a key contributor to our business. She informed me of her decision some time ago and I’d like to thank her for all her work and wish her the very best for the future.”

The news comes a week after the publishing company announced Nick Chan had departed the company, with Peter Dykzeul to replace him.

It also comes two weeks after Bauer Media lost its defamation lawsuit to Rebel Wilson.

Doherty will finish up this week, with her replacement yet to be named.

Bauer no longer publishes audited sales data about the circulation performance of its magazines.

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