American Media Inc. (AMI) has merged the editorial and business staff of Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness. The combined unit is now referred to as The Fitness Group.
According to The New York Post, the AMI restructuring also meant the loss of 17 full-time roles. David Zinczenko, who consulted on Men’s Fitness for the past four years, didn’t have his contract renewed. Group publisher David Jackson is also out.
As for the new Fitness Group, a spokesperson told the Post, “Chris Scardino is taking over all advertising functions for print and digital, and Shawn Perine will oversee editorial for the titles and sites as vice president and editorial director.”