Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Western Living promotes from within, as Anicka Quin named editor-in-chief

A major appointment has been made at Canada's largest regional magazine, Transcontinental Media's Western Living. Anicka Quin has been promoted to editor-in-chief.
Anicka Quin

Quin had been executive editor of Western Living and editor of Western Living Condo. She started working for the magazine as an intern in 2002 while enrolled in the masters of publishing program at Simon Fraser University and has worked her way through several roles, including developing special interest publications and, starting in 2007, as managing editor.

She has since been a tireless volunteer in the magazine business in B.C. and nationally, a fact recognized when Quin was named volunteer of the year by the British Columbia Association of Magazine Publishers (BCAMP). She also sits on the Langara College publishing program advisory committee and the communications degree advisory committee at Capilano Universityas well as being a board member of  the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors (CSME).

Kim Peacock, Western Living’s publisher, said in a release:
“Anicka has distinguished herself as a dedicated, professional, and tireless ambassador of the Western Living brand. I look forward to seeing what she’ll do in the future, and have every confidence in her success.”
“I’m thrilled to be stepping into this position,” said Quin. “ Western Living is one of those rare magazines that people have such great affection for —it’s truly an honour to serve those readers that have been with us for nearly 40 years now. ”
Before taking her masters degree in B.C., Quin was the managing editor of Alternatives Journal in Waterloo after graduating from the University of Guelph where she was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Ontarion and editor-in-chief of id magazine. 



Blogger Joyce Byrne said...

Congratulations to Anicka on a well-deserved promotion!

9:55 am  

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