It’s the 50th anniversary year of Southern Living magazine. And per an internal memo today, a member of the publication’s extended family is returning at the beginning of next month.
Here’s the full communique, from Southern Living Group editor in chief Sid Evans:
I’m very excited to announce that Caitlin Miller will be returning to Time Inc. as managing editor of Southern Living, with her first day on Monday, October 3. A graduate of Samford with a Master’s in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Caitlin got her start at Southern Living as a fellow (welcome back, Caitlin!), and she then moved on to roles in copy and production at both Coastal Living and Cooking Light. Most recently, she was assistant managing editor at Country Living, where she helped them launch the new office in Birmingham.
As managing editor, Caitlin will help us continue to make Southern Living one of the best-run magazines in the business. She will oversee production, copy, color, scheduling, and deadlines, and she’ll also be very focused on helping us find efficiencies to create more and better digital content—and to launch new projects. She’ll report to me.
I also want to take a moment to thank associate production manager Rachel Ellis for her heroic efforts to keep the trains running on time during this transition. Rachel will be a critical partner for Caitlin and executive editor Krissy Tiglias, especially in managing production of our ever-increasing digital content, and bridging the gap between our print and digital teams.
Please join me in welcoming Caitlin back to Southern Living – and Time Inc.
For a recent report by University of Alabama at Birmingham radio station WBHM-FM marking the 50th annversary, Evans spoke to Les Lovoy and explained some of the ways the publication is carefully trying to appeal to a new and younger demographic.
Pictured: September 2016 cover