October 26 – November 2, 2006 Edition

Godsey Leaves

Writer’s Digest

Editorial Post

Kristen D. Godsey, editor of Writer’s Digest magazine, stepped down this week to become associate publisher of another Cincinnati-based trade magazine. WD Senior editor Maria Schneider will be interim editor after October 27. Kristen’s last issue appears in January and features a top-to-bottom magazine redesign.

Kristen, a journalist for 15 years, had headed the magazine for three years. She has served as a reporter, writer, or editor for trade and consumer publications such as The Artist’s Magazine, Fortune and Good Housekeeping. She was also the deputy online editor for and top-edited the book The Consumer Reports’ Guide to Baby Products. Godsey holds a master’s degree in magazine journalism from Northwestern University.

She said the offer at the new publication was “too good to pass up” and that she is excited about “taking on a new challenge.”

Writer’s Digest is owned by F+W Publications, a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, websites and education programs, all focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas where the magazines and book publishing programs specialize.