Meredith Fills Ladies' Home Journal Vacancy
Meredith Corp. hired Diane J. Salvatore as editor-in-chief of Ladies' Home Journal replacing Myrna Blythe who is ending her 20-year association with the magazine to pursue broader interests at the parent company.
Salvatore leaves the Hearst magazine unit where she was director of business operations for all 15 Hearst titles. At Hearst she worked directly with editors-in-chief, creative directors and business managers to identify, develop and implement editorial and business best practices. She was also editor of Bertelsmann-owned YM and executive editor of Hearst-owned Marie Claire. Salvatore begins her position July 22.
Blythe's new responsibilities include editorial director of More magazine, which targets women over 40, and she will spend more time developing new titles such as Living Room, a stylish shelter magazine for women between the ages of 25 and 35. The magazine will enter a test run on newsstands and through subscriptions in late summer.