Jane Francisco appointed editor-in-chief at Chatelaine magazine

TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - Jane Francisco has been appointed to the position of editor-in-chief at Chatelaine. Francisco has an impressive 18-year track record in the publishing industry, the last decade of which has been spent editing some of Canada's most well-known large-circulation women's service publications.

Francisco most recently served as editor-in-chief at Style at Home magazine. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she co-developed the then new visual arts magazine, Venue. She later became editor-in-chief of Rogers owned Glow-Canada's premier beauty and health magazine. She was then named founding editor-in-chief of Wish magazine, where she remained for several years. During her last two years at Wish, she also served as executive editor of St. Joseph's Media's Lifestyles group, which included Wish, Gardening Life and Canadian Family.

"Jane has a passion for journalism, a strong track record of success, and high-level experience with prominent Canadian magazine brands," says Ken Whyte, executive publisher at Chatelaine. "She has an intuitive understanding of what Canadian women want, and we are confident she will serve Chatelaine's readers very well."

Francisco lives in Toronto with her husband and 3-year-old son.

"I am excited and honoured by this appointment," says Francisco. "Chatelaine is a very special magazine - both in the publishing industry, and in the hearts of Canadian women. I'm really looking forward to getting down to work with the team at Chatelaine."

Chatelaine remains Canada's leading women's media brand with more than 3.5 million readers of every issue of the magazine. It also engages its audience every day at Chatelaine.com.

About Chatelaine:

Canada's leading women's magazine and community, Chatelaine reflects and connects Canadian women with relevant information and inspiring stories. For more than 80 years, Chatelaine magazine has been building communities while providing leading-edge insights into women's foremost concerns in the areas of health, food, social issues, décor, fashion, money and beauty. Chatelaine.com is a leading Canadian destination for women 18+. Chatelaine is owned and operated by Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc.

For further information: Suneel Khanna, (416) 764-1219, suneel.khanna@rci.rogers.com