American Society of Magazine Editors

ASME Board of Directors

Mark Jannot
President
Vice President of Content, National Audubon Society

As Vice President of Content, Mark Jannot is creating a new integrated digital strategy for all of National Audubon Society’s communication channels. In this newly created role, Jannot will oversee the integration of Audubon Magazine with the broader organization, including a website redesign that will merge audubon.org with audubonmagazine.org. At the helm of both Audubon Magazine and Audubon’s Engagement team, Jannot’s leadership brings greater strategic focus and clarity to Audubon’s external communications with an emphasis on creating and distributing top notch content supporting Audubon’s conservation efforts. Immediately prior to joining Audubon in May 2013, Jannot was Chief Content Officer for Reader’s Digest Milwaukee, where he oversaw all brand expressions for publications including Taste of Home, Birds & Blooms and Country Woman. Prior to that, he was editor in chief of Popular Science and editorial director at Bonnier’s Technology Group, where he oversaw all editorial operations of Popular Photography, American Photo and Sound+Vision in addition to Popular Science. He led editorial development of Bonnier Group’s innovative Mag+ tablet publishing platform and launched the first custom-built iPad magazine edition, Popular Science+. Jannot also has extensive experience as a freelance journalist. Jannot has a BSJ and MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He lives in Harlem with his wife and two sons.

 

James Bennet
Vice President
Editor in Chief, Co-President, The Atlantic

James Bennet is The Atlantic’s fourteenth editor in chief. He began his tenure in 2006.

Before joining The Atlantic staff, Bennet was the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times. During his three years in Israel, his coverage of the Middle East conflict was widely acclaimed for its balance and sensitivity. His much-lauded long-form writing for The New York Times Magazine was responsible for catching the eye of Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley during his year-long search for a new editor. Upon accepting the position, Bennet told a Times reporter that he saw the Atlantic job as “a chance to help, encourage and preserve the practice of serious, long-form journalism.”

Bennet is a graduate of Yale University who began his journalism career at The Washington Monthly. Prior to his work in Jerusalem, he served as the Times’ White House correspondent and was preparing to join its Beijing bureau when he was offered the Atlantic editorship.

 

Amy DuBois Barnett
Editor in Chief, Ebony

Amy DuBois Barnet, editor in chief of Ebony magazine, is an award-winning media executive, writer and brand architect. She is the author of an NAACP Image Award-nominated advice book for black women, Get Yours! How To Have Everything You Ever Dreamed Of And More (Doubleday/Broadway Books, 2007).  Most recently, she was the deputy editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar. Prior to Harper’s Bazaar, Barnett was the managing editor of Teen People, entering history books as the first African-American woman in the country to head a major mainstream consumer magazine.

With Barnett’s critically acclaimed redesign, Teen People grew to lead the teen category in audience (14 million). Barnett’s editorial mix resonated with readers, bringing Teen People reader satisfaction scores to their highest levels since its launch. Her groundbreaking redesign of TeenPeople.com made it the first website to incorporate video into its regular content, and led to a 26% increase in unique visitors and a 63% increase in page views. She also implemented the brand’s first mobile initiative.

Prior to Teen People, Barnett served as editor in chief of Honey magazine for nearly three years where she oversaw a major redesign of the magazine that, subsequently, doubled its rate base from 200,000 to 400,000.  She also launched Honeymag.com and integrated the brand’s online and print content.  Before Honey, Barnett was with Essence, heading up the magazine’s largest department and top-editing major features. She was also a founding editor of the first comprehensive luxury style website, FashionPlanet.com, and its sister magazine, Fashion Almanac.

Barnett has appeared weekly as an on-air correspondent for CNN’s 90 Second Pop on American Morning and has been featured on numerous national television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Paula Zahn and on various programs on VH1, MTV and BET. Barnett was also a regular on-air contributor to NPR’s News and Notes program.

A Brown University graduate, Barnett also has an M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She is a published author whose fiction has appeared in various journals and anthologies. Barnett is vice-chair of the editorial board of the Brown Alumni Monthly magazine and a board member of Girls Inc. of New York.

Through her activism and volunteer work, Barnett received the Beacon Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, a non-profit organization that recognizes the achievements of socially conscious female leaders. Barnett has received the Trailblazer Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists, an Aldo award for fashion journalism from the Fashion Association, and a Hurston/Wright award for creative writing.

She currently lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and son.

 

Dana Cowin
Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief, FOOD & WINE

Dana Cowin, FOOD & WINE’s editor in chief since 1995, has been covering the world of food, wine, style and design for more than 25 years. Cowin oversees the FOOD & WINE brand, including a monthly magazine with a circulation of 925,000; digital products including the website foodandwine.com, mobile applications and iPad editions; and a books division, which publishes Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes, the FOOD & WINE Wine Guide, FOOD & WINE Cocktails and several other titles. She also serves as editorial advisor to FOOD & WINE China, the publication's first international edition.

Under her leadership, the award-winning magazine has attracted an audience of more than eight million readers with a passionate, adventurous approach to cooking, wine, entertaining, restaurants and travel. 

Before joining FOOD & WINE, Cowin was managing editor of Mademoiselle, managing editor of HG and an associate editor of Vogue.

Cowin is a member of the board of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She is also an ardent supporter of several nonprofit groups working to bring nutritious food to all Americans in need: She is on the board of directors of City Harvest, a New York City hunger-relief organization, for which she spearheads the annual "Skip Lunch Fight Hunger" campaign, and also on the board of directors of Wholesome Wave Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to providing access to locally grown, healthy, sustainable foods for all communities. In addition, she supports educational institutions as a member of Brown University's President's Leadership Council and a trustee of the Allen-Stevenson School in Manhattan.

Cowin appears frequently on national television and shares her eating and drinking adventures on Twitter @fwscout and on Facebook. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Barclay Palmer, a global executive producer at Thomson Reuters, and their two children.

 

Scott Dadich
Editor in Chief, WIRED

Scott Dadich was named editor in chief of WIRED in November of 2012.

Prior to being named editor in chief, he served as Vice President, Editorial Platforms & Design for Condé Nast. In this role, he oversaw the creative efforts to bring Condé Nast's storied brand portfolio to emerging digital channels.

From 2006-2010, Dadich was the award-winning creative director of WIRED, where he initiated and led the development of WIRED’s groundbreaking iPad app, which was introduced in May 2010, one month after the introduction of the revolutionary device. Building upon that success, Dadich and his team have led all of the company's brands into monthly tablet publication across multiple digital platforms.

Collectively, Dadich’s work has been recognized with 8 National Magazine Awards, including three General Excellence Ellies (Texas Monthly, 2003; Wired, 2007 & 2009). He is the only creative director ever to win both the National Magazine Award for Design and the Society of Publication Designers Magazine of the Year award three consecutive years: 2008, 2009, and 2010. Additionally, he has received more than 100 national design and editorial awards from organizations such as the Art Directors Club, American Photography, American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, and the Type Directors Club. In 2011, Fast Company named Scott Dadich one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America.

Prior to joining Condé Nast, Scott was creative director of Texas Monthly, which was nominated for 14 National Magazine Awards during his tenure and won for General Excellence in 2003.

Dadich graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

 

Jill Herzig
Editor in Chief, Dr. Oz THE GOOD LIFE

Jill Herzig is editor in chief of Dr. Oz THE GOOD LIFE, a new healthy lifestyle magazine and joint venture from Hearst Magazines and Mehmet Oz, M.D. providing “oh wow!” news for mind, body and soul, inspired by the optimism, curiosity, and energy of Dr. Oz. Herzig works closely with Dr. Oz to bring his uplifting spirit and message to every page and story in  Dr. Oz THE GOOD LIFE, all with a healthy dose of fun.

Previously, Herzig was editor in chief of REDBOOK magazine since 2010, where she led the title to a successful redesign and re-energized the conversation between the brand and its 8 million readers. Under her leadership, REDBOOK won a Clarion Award in 2014 and a Gold National Health Information Award in 2011, and was nominated for two ASME National Magazine Awards.

Prior to this, Herzig was the executive editor of Glamour from 2003-2010, during which time the magazine won three ASME National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year, and was nominated five times. In addition to managing the editorial content and staff of the magazine, Herzig worked on brand extensions, including the development of books and special issues. She also played a leading role in the planning of the magazine’s signature events. 

Herzig was features director of Glamour from 2001 to 2003 and served as special projects director of Self from 1999 to 2001. Before that, she was executive editor of New Woman, senior articles editor of Glamour from 1993 to 1998, and prior to that, a senior editor at M. Herzig began her career at Cosmopolitan, as associate book and fiction editor.

Herzig has made numerous appearances on national television, including the TODAY Show, The Talk, and The Doctors.

Herzig lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two daughters.
 

Christopher Keyes
Vice President/Editor, Outside

Christopher Keyes has been the editor of Santa Fe-based Outside magazine since 2006, when he became the fourth editor in the publication's 35-year history. Keyes oversees content for the Outside brand, which includes the monthly publication (circulation 675,000), two annual editions of the Outside Buyer's Guide, the monthly Outside+ tablet edition, and the magazine's website, outsideonline.com. He is also involved with content on Outside's new cable television partnership Outside Television, which launched on Comcast in 2012 and now reaches six million homes.

During his tenure, Outside has remained dedicated to long-form, literary journalism, earning four National Magazine Award nominations, 17 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, including both Gold and SIlver in the 2010 Adventure Travel Article category, and more than a dozen selections in the Best American Magazine Writing book series.

In 2011, he became an ambassador for 1% for the Planet, a global movement of 1,500 companies that donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. Outside is also a media partner for 1% for the Planet.

Keyes graduated from Duke University with a BA in environmental science and policy. He began his journalism career as an intern at Outside. Prior to becoming the magazine's editor, Keyes was the editorial director at Texas Monthly and an articles editor at Skiing  magazine. He now lives with his wife and two kids in Santa Fe, NM.

 

Sally Lee
Senior Vice President—New York Editorial Director, Meredith Corporation
Editor in Chief, Ladies' Home Journal

Sally Lee is a senior vice president at Meredith Corporation and the editor in chief of Ladies’ Home Journal

Sally has had a long and successful career in women’s magazines. Before joining Ladies’ Home Journal, she was the editorial director of Parents and served as editor in chief at both Fitness and YM. She has also held top editorial positions at Redbook and Woman’s Day.  Sally is a board member of the American Society of Magazine Editors, and in 2009 was inducted into its Editorial Hall of Fame. She has made frequent appearances on the Today show, Live With Regis and Kelly, CNN’s Headline News and Good Morning America. Sally is also the author of two books: The Best Advice I Ever Got and It Worked for Me!

Sally’s commitment extends beyond the pages of magazines. She plays an active role in many charities, especially CARE, a humanitarian organization dedicated to eliminating world poverty by empowering women and girls, and VOSH, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. Sally has traveled on five medical missions with VOSH, including trips to Nicaragua and Haiti.

She graduated from Durham University, in England, and received her master’s degree from Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Sally lives in Westchester, New York with her husband and two daughters.
 

James Oseland
Editor in Chief, Saveur

James Oseland has been the editor in chief of Saveur, America’s most critically acclaimed food magazine, since 2006. Under his leadership, the magazine has won more than 35 national awards, including two American Society of Magazine Editors awards and nine from the James Beard Foundation.

During his tenure at Saveur, the magazine has witnessed unprecedented growth: five of the magazine’s best-selling issues were edited by James; its newsstand sales have been on a steady uptick; and subscription renewal rates are among the highest in the magazine industry. Saveur.com, which James also oversees, has witnessed similarly positive growth, and currently has over a million and a quarter unique monthly visitors. Additionally, James was the editor of the books Saveur: The New Comfort Food (Chronicle Books, 2011) and Saveur: The Way We Cook (Weldon-Owen, 2012), a book of food photography. He also edited six Saveur ebooks, including Easy Italian (Weldon-Owen, 2012), one of the best-selling cookbooks in the history of the Apple Bookstore.

W. W Norton published James’s first book in 2006, Cradle of Flavor, a memoir with recipes about living in Southeast Asia; it won awards from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals and was named one of the best books of that year by Time Asia, the New York Times, Good Morning America, and many other media outlets. He is writing a memoir, Jimmy Neurosis, to be published by Ecco Press in 2015, and is the editor of a forthcoming food-writing anthology published by Lonely Planet.

Since 2009, James has been a regular judge on Bravo’s hit series Top Chef Masters. He has also appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and Iron Chef America. He has done more than 250 radio interviews and is a frequent guest on The Splendid Table, NPR’s Morning Edition, and WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show. In 2011, James starred, as himself, in a national Wendy’s television ad campaign. James has lectured at the New York City and Washington, D.C., branches of the Asia Society.

Prior to his time at Saveur, James was managing editor of Organic Style and American Theatre magazines. He has been a freelance editor at Mademoiselle, Vogue, The Village Voice, TV Guide, and the LA Weekly. In 2010 and 2011 James was the editorial director of Garden Design, a magazine about interior and exterior design.

James was born in Mountain View, California, in 1963. He holds a BFA and MFA in photography and film studies from the San Francisco Art Institute. Before working in publishing, he was a Hollywood script doctor and screenwriter. He has lived in India and Indonesia; for the last 20 years he has called New York City home.

 

Norman Pearlstine
Chief Content Officer, Time Inc.

Norman Pearlstine returned to Time Inc. as chief content officer and executive vice president October 31, 2013.

In the newly-created position, Pearlstine will oversee editorial policies and will work closely with Time Inc.’s editors. In addition, he will seek new growth opportunities for Time Inc. brands across all platforms.

Pearlstine served as Time Inc.’s editor in chief from 1994 through 2005. After leaving Time Inc., Pearlstine served as a senior advisor to Time Warner Inc. and then to the Carlyle Group’s telecom and media team before joining Bloomberg L.P. in 2008 as its chief content officer.

Pearlstine began his career at The Wall Street Journal, where he worked from 1968 to 1992, except for a two-year period, 1978-1980, when he was an executive editor of Forbes magazine. At the Journal, he served as managing editor (1983-1991) and executive editor (1991-1992).

Pearlstine is the author of OFF THE RECORD: The Press, the Government, and the War over Anonymous Sources, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in June 2007.

 

David Plotz
Editor in Chief, Slate

David Plotz is the editor in chief of Slate and one of the hosts of the Slate Political Gabfest. Before taking over the magazine in 2008, Plotz was Slate's deputy editor, Washington editor, and political correspondent. While he has been editor, Slate has won two National Magazine Awards (one for General Excellence) and been nominated for 14 National Magazine Awards. Plotz worked as a senior editor and staff writer for the Washington City Paper, and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Rolling Stone, GQ, The New Republic, and the Washington Post, among other publications. He is the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank and Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible, based on his "Blogging the Bible" series for Slate. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, the journalist Hanna Rosin, and their three children. 

 

Dana Points
Editor in Chief, Parents and American Baby; Content Director, Meredith Parents Network

Dana Points is the editor in chief of Parents and American Baby on all platforms, and the content director for the Parents Network, which also includes Meredith Corporation’s Family Fun and its Hispanic Ventures titles, Ser Padres and Siempre Mujer.

Dana joined Parents in 2008 and under her guidance the brand has won more than 40 awards recognizing its excellence for editorial and design, including a National Magazine Award nomination, and debuted its first monthly issue for the iPad in April 2011.

Before joining Parents as editor in chief, Points worked as an editor specializing in women’s health and well-being for more than 15 years. She was named executive editor of Self in August 1999. At Self, she also edited the food magazine Self Dishes, as well as the magazine’s book 15 Minutes to Your Best Self.

Points has also been executive editor of American Health for Women, a Reader’s Digest publication and has held editorial positions with Mademoiselle and Family Circle. She is a member of the board of trustees of the March of Dimes and serves on the board of Safe Kids Worldwide, an organization working to prevent unintentional childhood injuries. Points has appeared on “Today” and “Good Morning America”, as well as on CNN. She was chosen as one of MIN’s 21 Most Intriguing People of 2010.

A graduate of Barnard College, Points lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

 

Michele Promaulayko
Vice President/Editor in Chief, Women's Health

Michele Promaulayko is vice president/editor in chief of Women’s Health, one of the fastest-growing magazines in the world. At the helm since January 2009, Michele is responsible for all facets of the brand, including the magazine, website, digital apps, books, and DVDs.

Under Michele’s leadership, Women’s Health has evolved into one of the largest contemporary women’s lifestyle magazines in the country. It has been No. 1 in newsstand sales among all wellness titles for the past five years and has spawned 27 international editions serving 53 countries.

Women’s Health won a 2011 ASME National Magazine Award in the category of General Excellence in Fashion, Service, and Lifestyle and was again nominated for the General Excellence award in 2013 in that same category, as well as in the Active Interest category in 2014. Also, in 2013, Women’s Health won the prestigious Maggie Award from Planned Parenthood and was honored on Advertising Age’s A-List (WH was named Magazine of the Year by Advertising Age in October 2009). In March 2010, Women’s Health was for the second time included on Adweek’s annual Hot List, securing the No. 2 spot. 

In 2009, Michele authored Look Better Naked! The 6-Week Plan to Your Leanest, Hottest Body—Ever!, which arms women with the fitness, diet, and beauty advice they need to achieve ultimate confidence. Michele has been a guest expert on television programs such as TODAY, The Early Show, The Rachael Ray Show, CNN, Extra, Fox News, Access Hollywood Live, Katie, and The Doctors.

In her free time, Michele enjoys traveling internationally, snowboarding, cooking, and stand-up paddleboarding. She lives in Manhattan and spends weekends on Long Beach Island in New Jersey.

 

Joshua Topolsky
Co Founder and Editor in Chief, The Verge

Joshua Topolsky is the co founder and editor in chief of The Verge (www.theverge.com), which covers the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture. Joshua was named Adweek's 2012 Digital Editor of the Year. He is the resident technology expert for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Fast Company, and Fortune Magazine. Joshua makes regular appearances on Bloomberg TV, NPR, Fox News, NBC, ABC, and CNN, and hosts The Vergecast, a popular weekly podcast. Prior to founding The Verge, Joshua was the editor in chief of Engadget from 2008 to 2011. Josh has spent his life exploring a creative curiosity, from a childhood spent tinkering with computers and electronics, through his formative years touring the world as a music producer and DJ. He also dislikes mornings.

 

Josh Tyrangiel
Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

In September 2013, Josh Tyrangiel was named senior executive editor for Consumer Products, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Digital, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Projects & Investigations, and Bloomberg Muse, the Arts & Culture unit.  Tyrangiel was named editor of Bloomberg Businessweek in November 2009 and has been credited with the successful redesign and relaunch of the magazine. Under his leadership, Bloomberg Businessweek has grown in frequency, rate base, editorial pages and ad pages.  Among its recent distinctions, Bloomberg Businessweek received the 2014 SABEW Best in Business Award for Magazines, General Excellence; the 2012 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the general-interest category; and was named to Adweek's 2011 "Hot List" as one of the most influential magazines of the year.  The Bloomberg Businessweek+ App won a 2012 Webby Award for best News app. Tyrangiel was named Advertising Age's 2012 Editor of the Year, and appeared on the Crain's New York Business 2012 "40 Under 40" list.

Prior to joining Bloomberg Businessweek, Tyrangiel was deputy managing editor of TIME magazine and managing editor of TIME.com. Under Tyrangiel, TIME.com reached an estimated 1.8 billion page views in 2009, up from 400 million page views in 2006, and was twice named the Best Magazine Web Site by the Magazine Publishers of America.

Tyrangiel joined TIME in 1999, holding various positions including assistant managing editor, national editor, and London correspondent. He began his journalistic career at Rolling Stone and Vibe magazines, and MTV Networks. As a news producer for MTV, he worked on the Peabody Award-winning “Choose or Lose” pro-democracy campaign that encourages young people to register to vote.

Tyrangiel received a M.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. 
 

David Zinczenko
President and Chief Executive Officer, Galvanized Brands

David Zinczenko is the author of 14 New York Times best-sellers, with more than 10 million books in print. Zinczenko also spearheads the Random House lifestyle books imprint, Zinc Ink. He is the Nutrition and Wellness Editor for ABC News across all of their platforms. He was formerly the general manager for Rodale Inc.'s Healthy Living Group, serving as editor in chief of Men's Health magazine and editorial director of Women's Health and Prevention magazines. Under his leadership, Men's Health was named "The Most Influential Magazine Brand of the Last 25 Years" by Media Industry Newsletter. Zinczenko created the best-selling Eat This, Not That! series of books and is a regular guest on Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The View, and other top-rated television programming. He has won numerous direct-marketing awards for successful book and magazine campaigns. He lives in New York.
 

 

Lucy Schulte Danziger
President and Founder, 10 Point Ventures
Ex Officio

Lucy Schulte Danziger has been editor in chief of SELF magazine for eleven years. Since 2001, when Danziger started, SELF's readership has grown over 32% to its largest circulation in history. SELF's total print and digital audience is now 12.4 million.

Danziger directs all content on Self.com, which regularly receives up to 4 million unique visitors per month, and for SELF's tablet edition. Danziger writes a blog for Self.com and another syndicated blog on Yahoo. Her first independent book project, the New York Times bestseller The Nine Rooms of Happiness, was published in 2010 by the Voice imprint of Disney's Hyperion publishing. Danziger also is the author (along with her nutrition team) of the New York Times bestseller The Drop 10 Diet published March 20th from Ballantine Books, a division of Random House.

Under Danziger’s editorship, SELF received its first National Magazine Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors, in the Personal Service Category for the 2006 Breast Cancer Handbook. SELF received a total of 8 nominations in 7 years, including a nomination for Digital Excellence in 2011.

Danziger currently serves as president of the American Society of Magazine Editors. The American Legacy Foundation honored Danziger with their Leadership in Media award for raising awareness about the importance of quitting smoking.

Danziger is a competitive triathlete who participates regularly in races around the country and internationally, and encourages others to try cross-training as a way of challenging themselves to reach new levels of fitness and enjoy an active lifestyle. She helped train Jennifer Lopez to complete her first triathlon and raise $125,000 for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. In 2009, Danziger partnered with the Today Show for a triathlon series, introducing anchors Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb to their first-ever multi-sport event. Danziger has worked for the New York Times, Allure and 7 Days, and written for the New York Times, Outside, Conde Nast Traveler. As a well-being lifestyle expert, she is a regular guest on shows including the Today Show, The View and Good Morning America.

Danziger graduated from Harvard in 1982 and Phillips Academy in 1978 and served on the board there. She lives in Manhattan with her husband James, a fine art photography gallery owner, their two teenage children, Julian and Josie, and dog Jenny.

 

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