The National Magazine Company has radically reorganised its
publishing structure, grouping its high-profile luxury titles into one
division under the control of the Cosmopolitan publisher, Liz
The move brings Harpers & Queen, Esquire and Country Living together
under the new Affluent Magazine Group and gives Kershaw the title of
group publishing director. The restructure eliminates individual
publishing posts for the three titles, and will result in the Esquire
publisher, Kevin Adams, being made redundant.
The fallout from the reorganisation will see publishing moves among most
of NatMags’ divisions. Jan Adcock leaves her post at Good Housekeeping
Having a Baby to take the vacant publishing chair at Cosmopolitan. She
will start the new role on her return from maternity leave in
The publishers of both Harpers and Country Living have been found new
roles within NatMags. Harpers’ chief Austyn Hallworth returns to his old
post at House Beautiful, filling the vacancy left by Jamie Bill’s move
to Conde Nast last week. Former Country Living publisher Chris Hughes
has been appointed the publisher of the Good Housekeeping group.
The merger of Affluent’s publishing interests is intended to promote
media buying across the new group’s high-end titles. It could also
signal future brand extensions for the three magazines.