Emap has drafted in its managing director of consumer lifestyle
websites to become the next publishing director of its fashion flagship,
Julie Harris, who was recently responsible for integrating women's
lifestyle websites back into Elan as part of the winding down of Emap
Digital, takes the position of deputy managing director and publishing
director, reporting to Dawn Bebe, the managing director of Elan.
As the publishing director she also takes responsibility for Elle's
sister title, Elle Deco, and the health magazine Top Sante. She will
continue to advise on the management of women's lifestyle websites and
will take over the commercial management of RedDirect.
Before her stint at Emap Digital, Harris was the director of brand
management at Emap Advertising. She began her career at Emap as the head
of Elan's advertising before the formation of Emap Advertising.
"I am looking forward to working across this outstanding portfolio of
brands with the team at Elan and contributing to building on its
success," Harris said.
Harris takes over the publishing reins of Elle from Delyth Smith, who is
currently absent from the company on maternity leave.
"Emap Digital's loss is our gain and we are absolutely delighted to have
Julie back at Elan, where her talent, vision and experience will bring
great strength and success to the team," Bebe said.