[UPDATED] New editor appointed at Canadian Business mag

[Note this post has been updated] Steve Maich has been appointed the new editor and associate publisher of Canadian Business (CB) magazine.

Maich moves to CB from his role as executive editor at Maclean’s.

Maich replaces Joe Chidley, the mag’s editor since 2000. Chidley is set to take on the role of editor and associate publisher of a special projects unit for both Maclean’s and CB. In this role, Chidley will take over editorial responsibility for the annual Maclean’s University Rankings and will continue to handle CB‘s annual MBA issue, which he started.

These changes come about a month after Maclean’s editor and publisher Ken Whyte was appointed vice-president at Rogers Consumer Publishing and his role was expanded to include publisher responsibilities for CB, Profit, and MoneySense.

Of the changes Whyte said in a news release:

“Steve is a remarkably talented journalist with strong instincts for the
kinds of stories Canadians want to read in print and digitally. Highly respected by readers and fellow editors, he is an ideal choice for leading Canadian Business magazine in its 9th decade of publishing…

“I’m delighted Joe has accepted this promotion so that we can further employ his talents. In particular, his leadership will ensure the continued growth of Maclean’s as the definitive Canadian voice on higher education.”


Masthead Online reports that Tony Keller, managing editor of special projects at Maclean’s, was let go by the company, along with CB art director Tim Davin and CB Online general manager Marc Reppin.