DES MOINES, Iowa and
NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith
Corporation (NYSE: MDP) announces that Nichole Aksamit is named Editor in Chief of
Allrecipes magazine, the eponymous bi-monthly magazine of the
leading multi-platform food media brand for home cooks, effective
immediately. Previously Executive Editor of Allrecipes, Aksamit
will oversee the print editorial for the brand and report to
Meredith VP/Group Editorial Director Stephen Orr.
Stephen Orr said, "Allrecipes
connects directly with home cooks like no other brand. And there's
no one better than Nichole to bring her passion for food journalism
and community into America's kitchens. As a founding member of
the Allrecipes magazine editorial team, she has been integral to
its success and there are few people that know this brand as well
as she does. Allrecipes magazine is in great hands and poised for
continued growth with Nichole leading the way."
Aksamit has worked for Allrecipes magazine since its inception
in 2013, beginning as Senior Editor and rising to Executive Editor
in 2018. Prior to that, she developed and edited cookbooks at
Oxmoor House, a book publishing division of Time Inc. She began her
journalism career at newspapers—including the Omaha World-Herald,
where she worked for 11 years serving
as food critic, restaurant reviewer
and health reporter, among other roles. She earned
her B.A. in Mass Communications and English from Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
Aksamit said, "Having been a part of the magazine team from its
outset, I'm thrilled to take this leadership role and keep the
momentum going. At a time when people are cooking even more at
home, I believe we have not only a great opportunity, but a great
responsibility to help our readers live a more delicious life.
We'll continue to surface the best of Allrecipes.com while
tapping a wide range of voices and emerging talent to bring our
audience something inspiring and new in every issue."
Aksamit succeeds former Editor in Chief Jennifer Darling who retired earlier this
Allrecipes magazine has expanded its audience since its 2013
debut, now reaching an more than 9 million
readers, with a rate base that has increased from 500,000 to
1.4 million. Allrecipes.com remains the leading food media site
with nearly 60 million unique visitors in December 2020, according to Comscore. Last fall,
Allrecipes was named Hottest in Food on Adweek's Hot List 2020.
Allrecipes, the world's largest
community-driven food brand, provides trusted resources to more
than 60 million home cooks, publishes recipes from home cooks
around the world who connect and inspire one another through
photos, reviews and videos. Since its launch in
1997, Allrecipes has become a dynamic, indispensable
resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes,
cooking trends, entertaining ideas, every day and holiday meal
solutions, grocery savings information and practical cooking tips.
The brand helps cooks shop, budget and make healthy, sustainable
choices in the kitchen. In addition to the
site, Allrecipes produces content across numerous
platforms, including voice skills, smart appliances, apps and
podcasts. Allrecipes Magazine, the magazine industry's
first large-scale digital-to-print brand extension, reaches an
audience of more than 9 million. Published six times a year,
the magazine has grown rapidly to a 1.4 million rate base from
500,000 at its inception seven years ago.
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SOURCE Meredith Corporation