Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Martha Stewart Living Announces New Editor for Flagship Magazine

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. today announced that Pilar Guzmanhas been named Editor in Chief of the award-winning, monthly magazine Martha Stewart Living. Ms. Guzmanwas founding Editor In Chief of Cookie, a highly regarded, intelligent magazine for modern parents that ceased publication in late 2009. In addition to overseeing editorial for Martha Stewart Living, she will be responsible for the creation of monthly digitized editions of the magazine.

Prior to joining MSLO, Ms. Guzman co-founded Momfilter.com, a website devoted to modern parenthood. Before founding Cookie, which Advertising Age magazine named "Launch of the Year" in 2007, and serving as the magazine's editor in chief, she was senior editor at Real Simple and executive editor of One,an architecture and design magazine. Ms. Guzmanhas also been a contributor to a number of different publications, including The New York Times House & Home and Dining sections, I.D., Metropolis, Wallpaper, and Marie Claire, and was the design and architecture editor and columnist at City magazine. She launched her career in journalism writing a travel guide to Italy before working as a food critic and lifestyle writer for the New York Daily News.

Ms. Guzman will work closely with EVP Creative Director Eric Pike and will report to the Chief Creative and Editorial Director, Gael Towey. She will also collaborate with the company's digital team on Living's expression on the MarthaStewart.com website. In addition, Ms. Guzman will represent the magazine in appearances on the Emmy-winning daily TV series "The Martha Stewart Show" on Hallmark Channel.

"I have long been a fan of Martha Stewart and the iconic lifestyle brand that is Living. In its unparalleled rigor and creativity, Martha Stewart Living is an inspiration and I am excited to work with this amazingly talented team," said Ms. Guzman.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Ms. Guzman is the author of Time for Dinner, a family dinner cookbook that was published last fall by Chronicle Books. In 2008, she was one of Crain's "Top 40 Under 40" and The New York Post included her on its list of "New York's 50 Most Powerful Women."


Elaine said...

Cookie was a wonderful magazine and I was sad to see that publication end. Ms. Guzman has a remarkable resume and I am sure will bring new life to the print and digital MSL formats.

Perfecting Pru said...

Let's hope she stays longer than the Vanessa Holden did! So many editors in such a short space of time.