RD Roundup: New EICs for Traditional Home, Allrecipes and a New Garden Editor at Better Homes & Gardens

Jill Waage, Jennifer Darling and James A. Baggett get new roles

Meredith had two EIC and one editor announcement for three of its titles this week.

Traditional Home has a new editor in chief in Jill Waage, who takes over for Ann Omvig Maine, who retires after 15 years at the helm of Traditional Home and 35 years at Meredith. Waage arrives at Traditional Home from another Meredith title, Better Homes & Gardens, where she was editorial director of digital content and products.

Jennifer Darling is also moving into an EIC role, at Allrecipes magazine. She replaces Cheryl Brown, who moved over to Family Circle earlier this month to serve as EIC there. Most recently, Darling had been editorial director for Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications. She also has experience with Meredith’s food-based offerings, having previously worked on the Recipe.com site and Better Homes & Gardens Must-Have Recipes app for the organization.

James A. Baggett moves from his position as editor of Meredith title Country Gardens to a garden editor position at Better Homes & Gardens, where he’ll be responsible from topics that include the requisite gardening, as well as landscaping and outdoor living.

“We are thrilled to have James’ deep gardening expertise and passion here at Better Homes & Gardens,” said editor in chief Stephen Orr in a statement.

Prior to his stint at Country Gardens, Baggett had a role within the Better Homes & Gardens sphere; he was the garden group editor for Better Homes & Gardens’ Special Interest Publications.