FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 2, 2011

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 San Diego, Calif.San Diego Magazine, San Diego’s leading lifestyle publication, announced today the expansion of both the editorial and sales teams. Erin Chambers Smith, formerly Senior Editor, has been promoted to Editor of San Diego Magazine. Additionally, Erin Meanley has been added as Associate Editor, Chuck Scriven has been hired as Account Executive, Salvatore Filippone has been hired as Digital Media Director and Megan Smith has been promoted to Junior Advertising Executive.

Erin Chambers Smith brings a wealth of editorial, online content and social media experience to her new post. Recently as Senior Editor at San Diego Magazine, Smith has already instituted new social media strategies, hired new contributors for style, dining and local business coverage and launched a series of successful weekly blogs resulting in a nearly 20 percent increase in traffic to sandiegomagazine.com.  She also previously managed a broad editorial strategy for Balboapark.org during a critical redesign phase and ran all editorial and community operations for Citysearch.com as its founding editor in San Diego. 

"Erin’s impressive background in integrated media makes her an ideal candidate for Editor of San Diego Magazine," said Jim Fitzpatrick, President, CEO and Publisher of San Diego Magazine. "As the magazine continues to focus on providing a multimedia experience for its readers, including strong web and social media presences, Erin’s experience will be vital in maintaining San Diego Magazine’s position as the leading lifestyle resource for San Diegans across all platforms." 

As the new Associate Editor of San Diego Magazine, Erin Meanley will support Smith across all sections of the magazine, including SEEN, Agenda, Travels and the feature well. Meanley most recently was a freelance writer and blogger for Glamour.com. She was previously Associate Editor at Seventeen magazine and Scholastic. Chuck Scriven brings extensive digital advertising experience to his new position and will be responsible for both print and digital sales. Salvatore Filippone, most recently at MEA Digital and The Art Institute, is now responsible for all web and mobile operations and Megan Smith, who was most recently Sales and Marketing Assistant at the magazine, will be responsible for sales for both San Diego Magazine and Exquisite Weddings.

"We are fortunate to be able to grow our staff and add new talent to the magazine, and as we continue to expand both print and digital media, we have plans to add even more sales representatives in the coming months," said Jim Fitzpatrick.

About San Diego Magazine: San Diego Magazine, the city’s longest running lifestyle publication, has continued to prosper and evolve throughout its 60-year history. San Diego Magazine presents the city on a global platform, showcasing it as a world-class destination with cultural discoveries that rival those found in major metropolitan destinations. San Diego Magazine continues to hold its place as San Diego’s premier lifestyle publication, ranked No. 1 in market share, with an increase of more than 14% in newsstand sales and more than 18% in web traffic in 2010. For more information please visit http://www.sandiegomagazine.com, follow us at www.twitter.com/sandiegomag or like us at www.facebook.com/sandiegomagazine.

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