The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, which takes control of Ontario Out of Doors magazine Dec. 19, has announced several appointments.
John Kerr, who has been writing for OOD since 1976, becomes editor-in-chief, moving up from executive editor. Ray Blades will stay on as associate editor. He joined the magazine in 1996 and created the FishOntario.com and HuntOntario.com websites. Tamas Pal will also jump to OFAH, retaining his position as art director.
OFAH purchased the magazine from Rogers Publishing in a deal announced in October.
OOD editor-in-chief Matt Nicholls is one person who will not be making the move. Instead, he’s staying with Rogers and taking the editor position at Marketing magazine. Christopher Loudon, Marketing’s publisher and editor-in-chief, will retain both titles, but as Nicholls puts it, “I'm essentially running the edit department.”
Sticking with Rogers, Bryan Borzykowski is moving from investments reporter at Advisor.ca to senior editor at Canadian Business Online.
At Canadian House & Home, new editor-in-chief Suzanne Dimma has made her first appointment, hiring Claire Tansey as the publication’s new food editor. Tansey most recently spent four years as head chef in the President’s Choice division at Loblaws. She has written about food for titles such as Toronto Life, Chatelaine and Where. She was also a recipe tester, developer and consultant for former H&H food editor Lucy Waverman.
Lisa Jansen has been named associate publisher of BizBash Toronto. Most recently, Jansen was a national account manager handling sponsorships for custom media agency Spafax Canada, where she represented Air Canada’s Media, GTAA–In-airport TV advertising programs, Bell Expressvu Show magazine, and Investor’s Group Review magazine. BizBash, which covers the events industry, has magazines and websites that serve markets in six North American cities.
After five years as head of the writing and publishing section of the Canada Council for the Arts, Melanie Rutledge is resigning, according to a story in the Globe and Mail. She leaves the job Dec. 19 to work as a senior consultant with Ottawa's lobby group Everson Public Affairs.
Last, but certainly not least, Cottage Life has a new senior design editor: Corinna vanGerwen started there Nov. 17. Before that, vanGerwen was a senior editor with Style at Home. She is also the Canadian director of Ed2010 and writes the Dream Job TK blog, which is syndicated on MastheadOnline.