The National Magazine Company has poached In Style editor Louise Chunn for the prestigious editor’s role at Good Housekeeping, following the promotion of previous editor-in-chief Lindsay Nicholson to editorial director of the company last year.
Chunn, above, a former Vogue deputy and ex-editor of the Evening Standard’s ES Magazine, brought in nearly 500,000 readers to In Style during her four-year editorship, and is likely to be hard to replace for publisher IPC.
In February’s ABCs the fashion title recorded a monthly average sale of 196,857, up 3.1 per cent year on year, compared to sales drops for many magazines in the same market.
She joins Good Housekeeping at a high point in its long history, with an ABC figure of 468,579, up 7.7 per cent.
Last summer, it recorded its highest sixmonthly sales figure since 1996.
Chunn said: "I am excited to be joining Good Housekeeping at this time. It feels so relevant and so much part of the zeitgeist and I can’t wait to get started."