Bonnier’s food magazine Saveur has found a replacement for former editor in chief James Oseland, who left last month to oversee the relaunch of Rodale’s Organic Gardening. Today, Bonnier announced that Adam Sachs, editorial director of popular culinary website Tasting Table, will take over as Saveur’s new editor in chief beginning Oct. 6.
“[Sachs’] passion for food and travel, his award-winning journalism, his vision for the brand, and his hands-on work in a digitally native business was a potent mix that we’re really excited to bring to this team,” Bonnier chief content officer David Ritchie said in a statement. “Adam understands this category well, has great editorial instincts, and he has a contemporary vision for how to grow Saveur and further engage its community.”
“I’ve been lucky enough to spend my career exploring the world and telling stories through food,” added Sachs. “That mission is at the core of what Saveur has always done with great elegance, intelligence and style. I couldn’t be more excited to lead this brand and find new ways to expand its reach while sharing its passion for the pleasures of dining, drinking, cooking and traveling.”
Sachs is also a contributing editor at Bon Appétit (his column, “The Obsessivore,” won James Beard awards in 2013 and 2014), Travel + Leisure (for which he also won a 2013 Beard award), and Details. Previously, he was a senior staff writer at GQ and editor of Time Out New York’s food section.
Under Oseland, Saveur racked up a long list of James Beard and National Magazine Awards. The title’s circulation is also thriving: Saveur saw its overall circulation increase 5.4 percent to 344,595 copies in the first half of 2014, per the Alliance for Audited Media, while its newsstand sales rose an impressive 35.7 percent.