Bonnier Corp. today announced that Terry Snow, CEO, has elected to retire effective January 14, 2013. Snow will be succeeded by Dave Freygang, who recently served as Executive Vice President for Bonnier’s Active Interest Division.
As a 28-year production veteran, you could say that Lisa Earlywine, vice president of production for Bonnier Corp., has found her niche. Beginning with a production position at The Blood-Horse in Lexington, Ky., Earlywine has spent her entire career in the niche consumer magazine market.
"Magazine publishing, more than many other fields, has long been a great career for women …,” says Patricia B. Fox, senior vice president, operations, and general manager, Healthy Living Group at Active Interest Media. Fox, along with the other women Publishing Executive selected for its first-annual “Top Women in Magazine Publishing” feature, exemplify the greatness that women have achieved in this industry.
In an ideal world, magazine production managers would maintain control over every aspect of their publication's content, including advertising. But it's not an ideal world, and production managers—those not working with ads created in-house—are subjected to the variations of ads created by outside organizations. Such is the case with inserts and tip-ons, whereby publications receive preprinted materials that are sometimes within spec, sometimes not. Experienced production managers have learned techniques for working with tricky ads and for avoiding the occasional production faux pas. In the following Q&A, a few industry-savvy production managers and directors share their insight: Q: How should a production manager