All You, Cooking Light Group Publisher Exits Time Inc. Ahead of Spinoff

Plus staff cuts at People magazine

Just days before its June 6 spinoff from Time Warner, Time Inc. is making more staff changes. Today, All You and Cooking Light group publisher Diane Oshin announced that she is leaving the company, while People has cut about a dozen staffers.

Oshin was the group publisher of Time Inc.’s now-defunct parenting group from 1994 to 2003 when she became the founding publisher of budget-minded women’s mag All You. She later added responsibility for Cooking Light. Oshin is leaving to “explore new opportunities,” the company said in a statement.

Time Inc. evp Evelyn Webster will oversee All You for the time being, with the magazine's publisher Suzanne Quint reporting directly to her. Health publisher Kevin White has been promoted to group publisher of Cooking Light, MyRecipes and Health. 

People’s staff cuts, which took place last week, were reportedly the result of both layoffs and buyouts. The magazine underwent a leadership change earlier this year when Jess Cagle, formerly the editor of Entertainment Weekly, replaced Larry Hackett as People’s managing editor. While People would not comment on the exact number of jobs that were cut, a spokesperson told Adweek via email, “We are always looking for ways to improve efficiencies and bring in new skills sets to keep up with our changing business.”