, former editor-in-chief of now-defunct Wish
magazine, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Style at Home
. Francisco says she immediately contacted publisher Deborah Trepanier at Transcontinental Media, when she heard that Style at Home founding editor Gail Johnston Habs
was retiring at the end of May. “I have a passion for home and design and I think it’s an amazing brand,” she says. “I’m really excited to work on it.”
Before making any changes, Francisco wants to spend some time at the magazine and the people who work on it. “With 1.6 million readers, I think it’s important for me to get a really good handle on what the magazine is doing the best right now and how we can go on from there,” she says.
Francisco, who has worked in the industry since 1992, was formerly the editor-in-chief of independent magazine Venue
and the Rogers-owned Glow
, respectively. During her last two years at Wish
, she also served as executive editor of St. Joseph’s Media’s Lifestyles group, which included Wish
, Gardening Life
and Canadian Family
. She will start at Style at Home
in early July.