Editor-in-Chief To Depart Us Weekly

200uswee.jpgJanice Min, the editor-in-chief of Us Weekly, will be leaving her post when her contract expires at the start of August. At that time executive editor Michael Steele will become acting editor-in-chief.

From the Wooden Horse Publishing blog:

Owner and CEO of Wenner Media, Jann Wenner said: “We’re not going to make any fundamental changes.”

Ms Min has been with the magazine seven years, first as second in command to Bonnie Fuller. Min took over when Ms Fuller left after a year. The circulation has increased to almost 2 million, from more than 800,000 in 2000, and is now second in the celebrity category to PEOPLE. In the first half of this year, its ad pages dropped close to 10%, which is not bad in an industry where the average decline is 28%. Last year, the magazine had more than $300 million in revenues.