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The National Magazine Company Appoints Clare Gogerty As Editor Of Coast


LONDON, January 18, 2007 - The National Magazine Company, Hearst Corporation’s principal business in the UK, announces the appointment of Clare Gogerty as the new editor of Coast. Clare is currently deputy editor of The Sunday Times’ monthly homes magazine, insideout. Susy Smith has been editor of Coast since its acquisition in July 2005. She will continue as editor-in-chief of the magazine with Clare reporting to her. Susy is also editor of Coast’s sister magazine Country Living.

NatMag will be publishing Coast monthly from February this year, and Clare will be appointing a full editorial team to produce the increased number of issues.

Jessica Burley, managing director, NatMag comments: “We are delighted to be welcoming Clare to NatMag. Clare joins us with great credentials and a natural understanding of Coast and its readers. She is the ideal person to continue the admirable progress achieved by Susy Smith since its acquisition nearly two years ago. Following Susy’s achievement it was a natural step to start publishing monthly - Clare’s appointment and the editorial team she recruits will ensure the continued success of Coast, as a monthly magazine.”

Susy Smith, editor-in-chief, Coast comments: “Clare’s instinctive understanding of the Coast ethos will endear her to both staff and readers. Her experience in lifestyle magazines and of working with small teams on new launches will prove invaluable as we grow Coast for the future. It could have been a tough job to hand over the day to day running of this exceptional magazine but Clare’s combination of experience and passion will make it a pleasure.”

Clare comments: “I am thrilled and privileged to be appointed as editor of such a unique and beautiful magazine as Coast. It is a magazine whose time has come and I very much look forward to working with Susy Smith to develop it as it makes the move to ten issues per year.”

Prior to joining insideout, Clare was editor of Grand Designs magazine and production and copy chief on In Style. Clare previously worked at NatMag as chief sub editor on Esquire.

About Coast
Coast was acquired in July 2005 from the publisher Boat International. As the sister title of Country Living magazine, it celebrates the best of the British coastline. It is the only lifestyle magazine with the coast and seaside as its central theme.

About The National Magazine Company
The National Magazine Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation established by William Randolph Hearst in 1910.

The business comprises the core wholly owned business, also called The National Magazine Co., and interests in three Joint Ventures. These are partnerships with some of the world’s best publishers as follows:

ACP-NatMag: A 50:50 JV with ACP of Australia which focuses on weekly magazines.

NatMag Rodale: A 50:50 JV with Rodale Inc. of the USA which focuses on health and wellbeing.

COMAG: A 65:35 JV with Conde Nast, one of the UK’s largest magazine distributors.

NatMag publishes 15 consumer titles in the UK: Coast, Company, CosmoGIRL!, Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitan Bride, Country Living, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, House Beautiful, Prima, Prima Baby, SHE, You & Your Wedding, and Zest. The group publishes a further two magazines, Men’s Health and Runner’s World, through NatMag Rodale and three large scale weeklies, Best, Reveal and Real People through ACP-NatMag.

NatMag division, Hearst Digital Network, publishes a number of community websites for NatMag magazines and also includes the Handbag network and, the UK’s leading consumer health site.

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