Pamela Dunaway named publisher of Opera News
Pamela Dunaway was most recently chief marketing officer for the Weider History Group
NEW YORK – October 16, 2013 — Opera News, America’s leading opera magazine for more than 75 years, has named Pamela Dunaway as Publisher and Chief Marketing Officer. Dunaway, with over 20 years of experience in both consumer and business publications, will oversee all areas of the magazine’s operations.
Dunaway, whose career began in brand management, most recently was Chief Marketing Officer for the Weider History Group’s stable of 11 aficionado magazines and 5 related web properties. Dunaway’s prior employment and consulting experience includes Ziff Davis, Condé Nast, The Taunton Press, SPIN, LIVE!, Advertising Age, US News and World Report, as well as Primedia Consumer Division.
Dunaway says, “Opera News is poised for enormous growth. It is more than just a special interest magazine; it is a vibrant institution and a media brand with a long legacy of highly-engaged readers who are loyal to our content, as well as to the cause of promoting opera as an art form. Magazines like Opera News enjoy increased consumer loyalty and deeper readership than many general interest titles. Our sophisticated, highly affluent readership has the resources and inclination to pursue interests outside the realm of opera, as well. In the coming months, the changing landscape of magazine publishing will allow our brand to engage new consumers and deepen current consumer relationships by the use of multiple platforms and even greater audience engagement. This is a very exciting time to be in the aficionado magazine business.”
Richard J. Miller, Jr., President of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, which publishes Opera News, said, “We are thrilled to be bringing in a publisher with Pamela’s expertise and background to lead our outstanding magazine staff. Her deep understanding of the publishing world will help accelerate the growth of Opera News, and allow us to capitalize on the opportunities of the evolving magazine industry.”