American Society of Magazine Editors

James Oseland

James Oseland has twice been named one of the “Most Intriguing People in Media” by Media Industry News. His multiple-award-winning Cradle of Flavor was named one of the best books of 2005 by the New York Times, Time Asia and Good Morning America. He has edited an array of bestselling and award-winning anthologies and cookbooks, notably Lonely Planet’s A Fork In the Road, Saveur: The New Comfort Food, Easy Italian and Saveur: 1001 Classic Recipes From Around the World; his essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Vogue, Food and Wine and dozens of other media outlets.

Before becoming the founding editor of Rodale’s Organic Life—named the hottest magazine launch of 2015 by Adweek, among other accolades—he was the editor in chief for nine years of Saveur, America’s most critically acclaimed food magazine. Under his leadership, the publication saw unprecedented growth, with subscription-renewal rates among the highest in the industry, and garnered more than 45 awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors, the James Beard Foundation, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the Society for Newspaper and Magazine Design, to name just a few.

James also founded the Saveur Food Blog Awards and Video Festival, its digital editions, and its social-media platforms; of the hundred-plus Saveur videos he produced, three were finalists for an American Society of Magazine Editors award. Among his featured television appearances, he’s been a judge on Celebrity Apprentice, Iron Chef America, and all five seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters; he frequently appears on NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s The Kelly and Michael Show, and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz. He's been invited to speak on over 200 radio programs, and is a recurring guest on PRI’s The Splendid Table, NPR’s Morning Edition, WHDD’s Food Traveler, and WNYC’s Leonard Lopate Show. He's lectured at culinary institutes and food societies around the world; in 2011, he delivered the keynote speech for the International Food Bloggers Conference. In 2013, he starred as himself in a series of Wendy’s commercials. He is a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Magazine Editors.