The National Magazine Company has appointed Company deputy editor
Sarah Wilson to edit Good Housekeeping Having a Baby.
The parenting magazine, which launched in 1994 and is currently
published every two months, will go monthly in August. Wilson takes over
from acting editor Liz Murphy, who will continue to work alongside her
until she leaves to have a baby in July. Murphy will oversee the last
two bi-monthly issues, April/May and June/July. She became acting editor
in January, when Louise Atkinson left to have a baby.
Wilson joined Company as chief sub-editor in 1994 and was promoted to
deputy editor in 1998. She previously worked for Elle, the Sunday
Express Magazine and Woman’s Own.
The glossy parenting title has gone through several name changes since
its launch. It was first called She’s Having a Baby, then simply Having
a Baby, and last year the name was changed to incorporate the Good
NatMags brought the title into the Good Housekeeping fold as part of its
strategy of developing master brands.
’The Good Housekeeping brand lends the magazine authority,’ said Wilson,
who wants to ensure the title benefits from that link. ’I feel very
enthusiastic about working on a title that’s so relevant to my
lifestyle,’ added Wilson, who has a nine-month-old son.