TV Guide Names New Leadership Ahead of Redesign
First spate of staff changes since NTVB acquisition in October gives the brand a new president, publisher, and editorial director with a print redesign set to debut in June.
TV Guide Magazine has undergone its first big shake-up since it was bought by NTVB Media last October. Additionally, the brand announced that it’s redesigning its magazine and will debut the new look in June.
Aimed at embracing the new reality of multi-platform television consumption, NTVB says the redesign will help readers navigate the variety of ways to access content, including on-demand, streaming, and downloading.
Notable leadership changes include the following:
Paul Turcotte will now serve as president and publisher of the magazine, and will report directly to NTVB Media president and CEO, Andy DeAngelis. Turcotte sold AMPitLive to NTVB last October and initially served as publisher and chief revenue officer of TV Guide Magazine.
Nerina Rammairone has been promoted to editorial director for the magazine and its companion site, TVInsider.com. She was serving as the brand’s executive editor.
Also on the editorial team: Rich Sands will assume the role of senior executive editor. He has been with the company since 1995. And another long-time staffer, Amy Miller, who joined the brand in 2008, has been promoted to deputy editor.
Finally, chief content officer, Michael Schneider is leaving the company, effective March 31.
“Our new leadership team has the vision and experience to lead TV Guide Magazine through this new era in the television industry,” said Andy DeAngelis in a statement. “The redesigned magazine will offer people the guidance and entertainment they seek through a streamlined and cohesive design. I’m really excited about the benefits it will provide to subscribers and advertisers.”
Although the brand hasn’t regained it’s once dominant status when it sold more than 20 million copies per week. Its cumulative assets (including print and TVInsider.com) purportedly reach 20 million readers.
When the magazine was sold last October, Folio: sister site min was told that its advertising revenue had stabilized and its “Fall Preview” issue was up 67% in advertising revenue versus the same issue in 2014. A redesigned book will presumably help spark more advertiser interest.