Archant Life appoints new editor for Midlands magazines

Archant Life has appointed Joanne Goodwin as editor of its Midlands portfolio of magazines.

In her new role Goodwin, who joined Archant in 2006 from Staffordshire Sentinel Newspapers, will oversee the Herefordshire and Wye Valley Life, Warwickshire Life, Worcestershire Life and Shropshire Life.

The group editor role is a new one, with Joanne previously editing Worcestershire and Herefordshire & Wye Valley Life magazines. Jane Haynes, who was Shropshire Life editor, becomes assistant editor across the Midlands titles and Tony Lennox, editor of Warwickshire Life, has retired.

Goodwin said in a release: “Archant Life’s four Midlands titles offer unique coverage of the region for both readers and advertisers.

“Our aim is to produce county magazines which have discrete editorial content yet give advertisers an unprecedented opportunity to attract an audience either in one county, or across the portfolio which stretches across Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, the Wye Valley, Powys and Monmouthshire.

“We have a great editorial team, backed up by first class contributors, and I am delighted to be working for titles which thrive on positive, good news.”

Archant said: “From small beginnings in 1999, when Archant published just two regional magazine titles, it has now grown into the largest publisher of county and city magazines in the UK publishing over 1 million copies each issue through 53 titles covering most of the country.”

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