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Joyce Chang, editor-in-chief of SELF magazine, announces that Barbara Reyes has been named creative director, Suzanne D’Amato has been named executive editor and Rebecca Sinn has been named entertainment director. These appointments are part of the new articulation of the SELF brand led by Chang’s vision for the Condé Nast title.

Reyes comes to SELF from O, The Oprah Magazine, where she has been art director since 2012. The magazine recently won the 2014 National Magazine Award for Leisure Interests.

D’Amato has been executive editor at People StyleWatch since 2009.

Sinn has been senior entertainment editor at Glamour since 2010.

“With the new SELF, we will make our own genre and clearly define a new space that articulates how health, wellness and fitness fit into a busy woman’s life,” says Chang. “In the cultural moment right now, women crave motivation to feel, look and be their best. We will show them that having an aspirational body, career and life are actually totally attainable. Barbara, Suzanne and Rebecca will help create the new SELF as a 360-degree guide to a well-rounded woman’s life.”

Reyes has extensive experience in print and digital art/photo direction and graphic design. Her previous roles include creative director at Radar and Rodale’s special projects division, where she was responsible for 16 magazines and six books focusing on food, health and fitness. Her consultancy studio, Lowercase B, oversaw creative direction and design for editorial and custom-publishing projects at places including Time Inc. and Every Day With Rachael Ray. Earlier, Reyes was art director at Domino, Manhattan File, Teen People, Cargo and Lucky. She has also worked in visual-design roles at W, Martha Stewart Living, Glamour, Barneys New York, ESPN and Redken. Reyes founded and self-published three issues of Stereotype Magazine. She has a bachelor of science degree from Carnegie Mellon University in graphic communications management.

D’Amato’s previous roles include features editor at Domino, deputy editor at The Washington Post, fashion news editor at Teen Vogue and fashion writer at Vogue. She started her career at New York magazine. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

Previously, Sinn was entertainment editor at Andy Warhol’s Interview. She worked at Vanity Fair in both special events and features. Sinn began her career in the mail room at talent agency CAA in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of The George Washington University.


Lauren Theodore

Senior Director, Public Relations


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Wednesday, May 7, 2014