Metro Canada appoints new EIC

Metro Canada has appointed Charlotte Empey as the new editor-in-chief of the company’s six English language newspapers.

Metro English Canada publisher Bill McDonald’s office has confirmed that Empey has been appointed to the position, but no start date has been released and the company says a news release with further details will be issued.

Empey will replace Dianne Rinehart, who held the position from May 2008 until Oct. 28, 2009.

Empey also replaced Rinehart in another editorial position back in 2003. Rinehart was editor of Homemakers at the time and, along with Homemakers publisher Carol Shea and Canadian Living publisher Debbie Gibson, found her position had been eliminated when Transcontinental Media appointed Empey (then editor of Canadian Living) editor of Homemakers and group publisher of both mags.

Empey left Transcontinental in 2005 to become associate dean of the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Toronto’s Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning.