Media: Stacey takes on Sunday Express

The Sunday Express Magazine has appointed a new editor, Sarah Stacey, following the sudden departure of the previous incumbent, Helen Birch, last month. Stacey currently edits the Express’ Mind, Body, Spirit section, which appears on Mondays.

The Sunday Express Magazine has appointed a new editor, Sarah

Stacey, following the sudden departure of the previous incumbent, Helen

Birch, last month. Stacey currently edits the Express’ Mind, Body,

Spirit section, which appears on Mondays.



She joined the Express in 1998 as executive health and beauty editor and

launched the four-page Mind, Body, Spirit section in January 1999.



Stacey was health editor of the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine before

joining the Express, and has worked at the Telegraph Magazine, the

Evening Standard, Esquire and Good Housekeeping.



Birch resigned from the magazine after 15 months as editor, citing

’irreconcilable differences’ with Express editor Rosie Boycott.



A statement released by Express Newspapers said: ’Helen commented that

she has enjoyed working at the Express and wishes Boycott success with

the direction she wants to take the magazine.’



Birch joined Express Newspapers from You magazine, where she was

features editor. She was expected to use her experience at You to

transform the Sunday Express Magazine into a product that appealed

particularly to women.



Stacey, who took up her new job on Monday, confirmed that she would be

refocusing the magazine, which is currently aimed at men as well as

women, to appeal to women and their families.



She will introduce new lifestyle sections, including one on beauty and

perfumes, as well more features on the environment and on children.



She said: ’It has to appeal to people on a practical as well as

aspirational and inspirational level. It will be a real lifestyle

magazine but about people’s lives, not just about style.’



As well as print journalism, Stacey has been involved in developing and

making arts and documentaries for television.



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