Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Melony Ward becomes Toronto-based publisher of Canada's History and Kayak


Melony Ward, formerly the executive publisher of Azure and Designlines magazines and before that, from 2000 to 2011 publisher and executive director of Canadian Art magazine, has been appointed as publisher of Canada's History magazine, effective February 1. 

Ward will be responsible for overseeing advertising sales, circulation and marketing for both Canada's History and the children's history magazine Kayak. Working with president and CEO Deborah Morrison, according to a release, she will be developing strategies to extends the magazine brands and build new revenue streams. She will continue to be based in Toronto.

Canada's History has a paid circulation of 32,000 and PMB-measured reach of 965,000 readers or 25 readers per copy. Kayak has a paid English circulation of 8,000 and extended controlled distribution to 32,000 French subscribers through a partnership with the Quebec-based Les D├ębrouillards magazine. 

Ward has been a director of Magazines Canada and served as treasurer for two years and as cultural magazines chair for three. She has also been an industry advisor for the Ontario Media Development Corporation.   

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