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Variety has hired McKenzie as managing editor

April 1, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

Lesley McKenzie

Variety has hired Lesley McKenzie as managing editor to oversee the entertainment industry news organization across print, digital and video.

A story on its website states, “McKenzie, who has served as deputy editor of C magazine for the past five years, will begin her new job at Variety’s Los Angeles headquarters on April 8. She will report directly to co-editor-in-chief Claudia Eller, with whom she will work closely in managing the newsroom operations and guiding the editorial team of more than 50 writers and editors in PMC-owned offices in L.A. and New York, and abroad. She will also work in concert with Variety’s art department, headed by creative director Robert Festino and photo director Jennifer Dorn.

“McKenzie will supervise Variety’s 48 weekly issues per year, conceptualizing and executing story ideas and packaging content in creative ways. She will be involved in long-range planning of cover stories and themed issues as well as helping assign and deliver breaking stories for Variety.com.”

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