Sid Evans, former editor of Field & Stream and Men’s Health, is returning to Time Inc. to become the new group editor of its lifestyle group in Birmingham, Alabama, the New York Post’s Keith Kelly reports.
Four years ago, Evans left Field & Stream—which was owned by Time Inc. before being sold to Bonnier—in order to take the editor in chief seat at Southern lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun in Charleston, South Carolina. Evans’ reign at the publication was a huge success—and his work at Garden & Gun won a National Magazine award this year for general excellence in the food, travel and design category. That experience should come in handy at Time’s lifestyle group, which is primarily made up of the unit that was once known as the Southern Progress Corp.
The group—which includes titles like Cooking Light, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Sunset, and This Old House—has been on the decline in recent years, having faced downsizing and “eroding morale,” says the Post. On top of overseeing editorial in print and digital, Evans will play a key part in reviving the group. “That is one of the biggest challenges. We're coming off this financial hurricane that has battered everyone… This is the time to rebuild," Evans told Kelly.