Top Editor Replaced at OK!
Richard Spencer takes over, Mark Pasetsky’s role ‘under discussion.’
For a magazine that adamantly claims to not in fact be losing money, OK! magazine unquestionably has had a significant amount of turnover among its editors. The most recent move: Mark Pasetsky is being replaced as top editor by Richard Spencer, the former editor-in-chief of Bauer’s In Touch Weekly.
In a statement announcing the staffing change, Spencer says his goal at OK! will be “to enhance content, create sales growth and continuously exceed the expectations of our readers.” Paul Ashford, group editorial director at U.K.-based OK! owner Northern & Shell, says Spencer “clearly brings the kind of experience that can build on the progress we’ve made in our first five years and push our editorial product to the next level.”
Prior to In Touch, Spencer served as editor-in-chief of Twist and helped create/served as editor-in-chief of J-14. Spencer stepped down from his post at In Touch this summer.
For now, Pasetsky is maintaining his previous position of managing editor, reporting to Spencer. However, a source tells FOLIO: that while OK! management wants Pasetsky to stay, discussions surrounding his role at the magazine are still ongoing.
Before joining OK! last fall, Pasetsky served as editor of Life & Style, also a Bauer title.