Maile Carpenter is the inaugural editor-in-chief of Food Network Magazine, one of the greatest magazine success stories of our time.
Under Carpenter’s direction, Food Network Magazine—a joint venture between Hearst and Food Network—became an immediate sensation when it hit newsstands in 2008, gaining more than a million subscribers in record time and winning nearly every industry award, including “Launch of the Year” from Advertising Age, Folio:, and Min, and Advertising Age’s “A-List.” Carpenter herself was named to Adweek’s “Young Influentials” list.
Food Network Magazine has thrived under Carpenter and her team and has become one of the industry’s best examples of the vitality and power of print.
According to the latest metrics, the title is the second largest-selling monthly at the newsstand (378K copies per month); accounts for about one of every two monthly food magazines sold at retail; has a total circulation of 1,770,916, which is up 3.7 percent year-over-year, the title’s biggest half ever; has a digital circulation of 115K, making it the ninth largest-selling digital edition in the U.S. The December 2015 issue, in fact, was the biggest-selling issue yet, with a total circulation of 1,855,990—a huge bonus of 155,990 copies.