MEDIA: Looks and New Woman staff swap

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 leave.

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

leave.



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.



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