Tuesday, February 05, 2013

People in magazines: Osborne now editor of Azure; Gierasimczuk is VP of Canada Wide

Catherine Osborne has been promoted to be the editor of Azure, the architectural and design magazine, succeeding founding editor Nelda Rodger, who remains as editorial director. 

Osborne joined Azure in 2005 as senior editor and was promoted to deputy editor in 2010. She had edited sister title Designlines from 2006 to 2009 and had previously been an editor at The Walrus. She co-launched the Toronto arts and culture magazine Lola, which published from 1997 to 2003. Osborne said in a release
"My goals are to keep Azure moving forward in what is now an uncharted and multifaceted media realm and I'm completely excited by so much potential and possibility." 
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Tom Gierasimczuk, the editor in chief of BCBusiness, has had his duties expanded to become vice-president, editorial of parent publisher Canada Wide Media. 

He had been editor of Marketing magazine in Toronto before being named to take over the business magazine on the left coast in August last year. Previous to that, he had been the founding editor of up!, the inflight magazine of Westjet. 


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