Two mag publishers let go at Rogers

Maclean’s editor and publisher Ken Whyte and Chatelaine publisher Kerry Mitchell now have a whole lot more responsibility at Rogers Publishing, as the company announced some big changes in its upper ranks.

Deborah Rosser, publisher of Canadian Business, Profit and Moneysense and Orietta Minatel, publisher of Flare have been let go.

Whyte has been appointed vice-president, Rogers consumer publishing and will take over as publisher of CB, Profit and Moneysense. And Mitchell will add publisher of Flare to her list of responsibilities.

Rosser and Minatel were not mentioned in the official Rogers press release, but magazine industry publicaion Masthead Online quoted a note sent to Rogers employees:

“With this new management structure in place, our vice-presidents and publishers will work to optimize the value of individual brands by leveraging the audience segments those brands serve—in digital and print.  They will work with our centralized teams to build upon our core areas of strength (the women’s audience, the current affairs and business audience, the parenting audience) while identifying and filling gaps where they exist…News of this sort is never easy to share, but in these cases in particular, I know how much we’ll miss not only their professional leadership, but also their personal warmth.”