La Cucina Italia Names New Publisher

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By Rachel Kaufman Comment

Well that was fast: just two weeks after La Cucina Italia publisher George Hirsch announced he was stepping down so the magazine could hire someone who “knows a lot more about the digital world than I do”, the magazine has named a new publisher, Gregory Slattery from Bauer Media Group.

Slattery certainly fits the bill as an internet-savvy guy: he most recently oversaw the web and print editions of Bauer’s First for Women, Woman’s World, Soap’s in Depth and ID Magazine, reports MediaPost.

Internet or not, Hirsch improved circulation and revenue during his four years at the magazine, so Slattery has his work cut out for him.

However, it’s not all hard work: according to the NYT article that originally announced Hirsch’s departure, the ex-publisher himself had this to say about the gig: “The only real drawback is that you have to go Italy at least three times a year.”