The Association of Magazine Media


NEW YORK (January 11, 2018)— Reader's Digest, one of the nation’s leading consumer magazines, announced today that it has named Courtney Murphy Creative Director, effective immediately. Murphy will be responsible for the visual direction of the magazine and, reporting to Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer Bruce Kelley.

Murphy joins Reader’s Digest from Prevention, where she oversaw the print magazine’s transition to an ad-free publication. Prior to that, Murphy modernized other legacy brands such as Good Housekeeping and AARP, the Magazine. In addition, Murphy led award-winning redesigns in Europe for The Sunday Review, Independent on Sunday, Spectrum Magazine and Budapest Week. Murphy has co-chaired the annual competition for the Society of Publication Designers and served on its executive board.

“Courtney is as respected as they come as a creative director who knows how to elevate and unify top magazine brands across all channels,” said Kelley. “I am confident that her hard work, brilliance, and enthusiasm will help drive our fantastic digital growth while she also re-charges the loyalty of our massive Reader’s Digest readership.”

Murphy holds both a M.A. from the Missouri School of Journalism and a B.A. from Colorado College, and resides in New York City. She will be based out of Reader’s Digest White Plains, N.Y. offices.

Patrick Taylor, 917-653-4785,

Reader’s Digest, a Trusted Media Brands brand, simplifies and enriches consumers’ lives by discovering and expertly selecting the most interesting ideas, stories, experiences and products in health, home, family, food, finance and humor. Reader’s Digest is available online at; in print; via digital download on iPad, mobile apps and tablets; and can be accessed via its social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Google+.

Thursday, January 11, 2018