Emap’s young women’s glossy Looks has a new editor, Margi Conklin.
Conklin, who is assistant editor at sister title New Woman, starts in
April, in a reshuffle that will see two of the magazine’s staff leave to
join New Woman and its deputy editor, Julie Dickson, go on maternity
Conklin has worked at New Woman for just under two years. She was
promoted to assistant editor from features editor last month, just
before accepting the top job at Looks.
Before New Woman, Conklin was features editor at Gruner and Jahr’s Take
a Break. She started her career on the Journal in Newcastle.
The previous editor of Looks, Eleni Kyriacou, left just before Christmas
to work on the launch of IPC’s women’s web site BeMe.com, and is now
head of content there. Kyriacou edited Looks for two years, during which
time the magazine increased its ABC from 115,000 to 137,000 and changed
its focus from fashion and beauty to celebrity style.
Conklin said: ’I’d like to exploit the celebrity content with more
original interviews and in-depth reporting. I want to beef up the
features and I want to keep the high glamour.’
Her deputy, Dickson, who is also fashion editor, is intending to return
to the magazine after she has had her baby. Oonagh Brennan is acting
fashion editor until she returns. Looks beauty editor, Becky Field, is
leaving next week to join New Woman in the same role.