The female-focused publishing giant announced today that Liz Vaccariello will rejoin the company November 28 to head up editorial for the network, which includes Parents, Fit Pregnancy and Baby, Family Fun, Parents Latina, Ser Padres, and Siempre Mujer.
It's a homecoming for Vaccariello, who served as executive editor at Meredith's Fitness for seven years before departing to take the editor-in-chief position at Rodale's Prevention. Vaccariello then moved on to Trusted Media Brands, spending about a year as editor-in-chief of Every Day with Rachael Ray before being promoted, in 2011, to chief content officer and editor-in-chief for flagship title Reader's Digest.
“Liz has an outstanding track record with many of the industry’s leading brands," said Jon Werther, president of Meredith's National Media Group, in a prepared statement.
At Meredith, Vaccariello replaces Dana Points, who had served as editor-in-chief of Parents since 2008 before her departure, which Folio:'s sister title min reported yesterday. A Meredith spokeswoman declined to provide details on the circumstances of Points' departure, referring only to a statement that Points is leaving the company to "pursue a new endeavor."
“This is an incredibly rich opportunity to help shape a powerhouse portfolio of brands that serve and inspire the growing, coveted audiences of Millennial and Latina women. I am thrilled to return to Meredith,” said Vaccariello in the statement.
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