Pilar Guzmán, the founding editor of Cookie, is the latest to enter what’s become a revolving door of top editors at Martha Stewart Living.
Guzmán is the magazine’s fourth editor in chief in a little over two years. She succeeds Vanessa Holden, who left last month for Williams-Sonoma after a little over a year in the position. Holden was preceded by Gael Towey, who filled the role temporarily when Michael Boodro left the company in early 2009.
Guzmán, who is married to Condé Nast Traveler publisher Chris Mitchell, starts her new job March 14. She’ll report to Towey, Martha Stewart Living’s chief creative and editorial director.
In a recessionary cost-cutting measure, Condé Nast folded Cookie, a high-end parenting magazine, along with Gourmet and two bridal magazines in 2009. Since then, Guzmán has been working at Momfilter, a parenting Web site she co-founded.