Here’s an atypical career trajectory: from Playboy magazine to Opera News.
Diane Silberstein started May 9 as publisher of the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s 78-year-old magazine. In addition to previously being the publisher at Playboy, Silberstein has also served as publisher of Elle, The New Yorker and Yahoo! Internet Life magazine. She began her career at Glamour and was part of the launch team for Allure. From this week’s announcement:
“Diane’s in-depth understanding of the media and publishing worlds is an invaluable asset,” said Richard J. Miller, Jr., president of the Metropolitan Opera Guild. “Her innovative leadership will guide Opera News into an exciting new era in its long and distinguished life.”
Added Silberstein: “Opera News is an outstanding brand, reporting globally on a performing art sector that connects deeply with its audience of passionate and extremely affluent devotees, providing a most desirable audience for luxury products and distinctive properties.”
Silberstein most recently ran her own company, Silberstein Media, with a client roster that included Bergdorf Goodman Magazines, AFAR Media and Chase Saphhire credit card publication Table&Travel. She was also a VP of strategy and business development for Omnicom Agency’s Sage Collective.[Photo courtesy: Opera News]