Hearst UK commercial team changes
Jane Wolfson to become Director, Hearst Made, Hearst’s content marketing division, Matt Hayes adds additional publishing responsibilities for Jamie magazine
London, UK – September 20, 2016 – Hearst Magazines UK, the publisher of Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar, has made changes to its commercial team which are designed to drive growth in key areas of its business.
Jane Wolfson, currently Head of Commercial Operations, will become Director, Hearst Made, Hearst’s content marketing division. Hearst Made was awarded the content publishing account for Jamie Oliver’s monthly food, travel and lifestyle title Jamie magazine last month. It also publishes Asda’s Good Living magazine and produces multi-platform content for the brand.
Left: Jane Wolfson to become Director, Hearst Made, Hearst’s content marketing division;
Right: Judith Secombe will be responsible for Good Housekeeping’s accreditation business
Judith Secombe, currently Group Publishing Director for Hearst Made and former Group Publishing Director for Good Housekeeping, will be responsible for Good Housekeeping’s accreditation business, which licenses the brand’s endorsement to commercial partners. Hearst has identified this area of the business as having a significant capacity for growth, requiring dedicated leadership and in-depth knowledge of Hearst’s brands. Further developments relating to accreditation will be announced in due course.
Matt Hayes, currently Publisher for Hearst’s Weekly brands, will take on additional publishing responsibilities for Jamie magazine.
Jane, Jude and Matt will all report into Michael Rowley, Managing Director, Brands.
Following the appointment of Duncan Chater as Chief Revenue Officer last month, Hearst has allocated the publishing responsibilities for some of the brands he was responsible for and streamlined reporting lines.
Jacqueline Euwe, currently Group Publishing Director for Harper’s Bazaar and Town and Country, will take on additional responsibility for Red. Jacqui Cave, Group Publishing Director for ELLE and ELLE Deco will take on additional responsibility for Esquire. Both will report into Duncan.
A new publisher for Cosmopolitan will also be announced in due course.
Anna Jones, CEO of Hearst Magazines UK, says: “These changes are all geared towards growing revenues and expanding key areas of our business. With the recent addition of Jamie magazine to the portfolio, Hearst Made is in a prime position to continue this upward trajectory and we think Jane is well placed to lead it. Since joining Hearst, she has utilised her agency experience to win key business. She has a keen understanding of clients and how to build excellent client relationships.
“Having led Good Housekeeping to the position of Britain’s biggest-selling women’s lifestyle magazine, and opened its standalone Good Housekeeping Institute in July 2014, Judith’s knowledge of the brand is second to none. She has done an excellent job in building Hearst Made, however, having identified Good Housekeeping’s accreditation business as a key area for expansion, we felt there was no one better to lead it.
“Jacqueline and Jacqui are both excellent publishers, with proven track records, and their additional responsibilities are a great match for their skills.”