The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors was established to be the voice of Canadian editorial professionals in the magazine industry. As a member, you can take advantage of great opportunities for networking while continuing to learn at every event. Each year, CSME hosts a minimum of two luncheon and two evening mixers, which feature dynamic speakers addressing topics that are relevant, timely and engaging for Canadian editors. And join us for our annual summer barbecue – no speakers, no professional development, just relaxed fun with your editing colleagues. Recent events have included:
• Next-level social media: Gwen Smith, Lauren Reyes-Grange and Chris Tindal shared specific ways magazines can use social media to meet business goals. (September 26, 2013)
• Enchanting enhancements: Brandie Weikle and Tom Emrich spoke on how editors can use tablet apps to elevate the magazine experience. (April 15, 2013)
• Ready for your close-up? Chantal Guertin and Susan Zuzinjak offered members helpful suggestions on succeeding on TV, video and radio. (April 27, 2012)
• Next steps in social media: Jennifer Campbell, Jeremy Barker and Amanda Factor taught us how and when to use Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr. (January 20, 2012)
• Make sponsored editorial work for everyone: Maureen Halushak and Andrea Kolber shared tips on how sales and editorial can work together to create a better product that works well for readers and for advertisers. (December 1, 2011)
• Brand-building with SIPs: Maryam Sanati and Ryan Kennedy got us thinking about what makes a great special interest publication. (October 5, 2011)
Your CSME Board Members
President: Allan Britnell
Allan is the managing editor of Renovation Contractor, a trade title he helped launch in 2011. He also works as a freelance writer and editor for a number of magazines – including many CSME-member publications – non-profit organizations, and corporate clients.
Treasurer: Jessica Ross
Jessica is Tablet Publishing Manager at TC Media. She began her career as associate editor and web editor of IE:Money magazine, then moved on to managing editor at Canadian Home Workshop. Next she served as Executive Editor and Acting Editor in Chief of Homemakers magazine. She enjoys serving on Magazines Canada’s professional development committee and teaching Magazine Packaging at Ryerson University.
Communications Director: Kat Tancock
Kat is a freelance writer, editor and digital consultant who has worked at brands including Canadian Living, Best Health and Reader’s Digest. Kat’s writing credits include Chatelaine, Flare and Fresh Juice and she’s a contributing writer for Vitamin Daily and new media editor at Food & Drink.
Jill is an associate editor at Canadian Living. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s Master of Arts in Journalism program and has also served as the copy editor for Homemakers magazine.
Kim is the editor of OWL Magazine at Owlkids. Previously, she was a writer, digital producer and online editor in the youth media industry. She’s a graduate of the University of Victoria’s Pacific and Asian Studies program where she majored in Japanese. She’s actively involved in a number of diabetes-awareness initiatives for kids and youth.
Jason is associate editor at Today’s Trucking magazine, responsible for the magazine’s upfront section, as well as a monthly feature and column. Jason also writes and edits daily news stories for todaystrucking.com, handles the magazine’s social media properties, and can generally be found in the air, flying to various cities in North America to attend press conferences. He’s a graduate of Centennial College’s Book and Magazine Publishing program.
Regional Board Member, Vancouver: Anicka Quin
Anicka is the editor-in-chief of Western Living magazine, and a member of the professional development committee of the B.C. Association of Magazine Publishers. Previously, she was managing editor at the environmental magazine Alternatives Journal, and editor-in-chief of id magazine, a Southwestern Ontario alternative weekly.
Simone is the life and relationships web editor at Canadian Living magazine. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with a post-grad diploma in journalism from Centennial College. Simone has worked for a number of major Canadian magazine websites, including Zoomermag.com and More.ca. A nomad at heart, Simone uses every chance she has to travel and explore new surroundings across the planet.