The CEO and editor of a set of sensible life-style magazines will depart workplace this month, simply over a 12 months after taking over the function after a high-profile exit from the unique editor amid accusations of sexual harassment.
Andrea King mentioned she’s going to depart State 23 Media, the writer of Maine Residence + Design and Maine, to maneuver to Newfoundland, Canada, along with her household. She accepted a job with "a monetary expertise firm." She’s going to proceed to personal Aristelle, an underwear boutique in Outdated Port.
The announcement ends a interval of occasions for King, who sought to stabilize the model after Kevin Thomas, founder, CEO and unique editor of Maine Media Collective, left the corporate in Could 2018 for an accusation of sexual harassment of a former worker. State 23 Media LLC was based in June 2018 to accumulate Maine Media Collective and its property.
She joined the corporate as director of operations in October 2016 and was promoted to CEO and editor in early 2018, when Thomas started shifting away from the corporate whereas reporters started investigating allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct on the scene. of labor. Many former workers had signed confidentiality agreements that prevented them from discussing their experiences within the firm. Thomas formally left the corporate on Could 1.
King mentioned Maine journal workers accomplished harassment prevention coaching and separate communications coaching over the previous 12 months. He obtained the Prime Ladies in Media award from Folio, a business journal of the publishing business.
The State 23 Media LLC investor group was shaped by Sandy Spaulding, president of Sea Glass Capitol Advisors of Falmouth, with a cohort of entrepreneurs based mostly in Boston, New York, Atlanta and Sydney, Australia. A principal investor, Adam Japko of Esteem Media, left the group in December, promoting his shares to others. Spaulding and Bruce Hallett, president and CEO of Stuart Dean Co. and former president of Sports activities Illustrated and Time magazines, will act as co-CEOs.
Spaulding mentioned he took a extra lively function in January to rebuild group relations and "make constructive operational adjustments."
"Whereas I can't evaluate her model with the previous, I do know that Andrea has been an incredible chief in a troublesome state of affairs and that we are going to miss her," mentioned Spaulding.
Orion Poulin, who has labored for State 23 Media for a 12 months as head of enterprise improvement, will assume the place of editor.
Kevin Thomas based Maine Residence & Design in 2006. He purchased Port Metropolis Life journal from Laurie Hyndman in 2009, relaunching it as Maine later that 12 months.
State 23 Media had 23 workers on the time of the sale in June 2018, when the corporate instantly rehired all however three Maine Media Collective workers who had been laid off when the corporate broke up. Spaulding mentioned the corporate had "16 or 17" workers immediately.
Spaulding mentioned he has no plans to promote the titles. The corporate nonetheless publishes Ageless Maine, a more moderen title geared toward child boomers. The Outdated Port month-to-month journal has been discontinued.
"We love Maine and we’re doing our little half to inform tales about Maine," he mentioned.
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