Veteran journalist Rebecca Warren appointed to oversee Women’s Running brand
SAN DIEGO – May 22, 2017 – Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) today announced that Rebecca Warren has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Running, the world’s largest women specific running magazine.
“With her outstanding editorial background as well as her commitment to empowering women and creating an inclusive community, I’m thrilled to pass the Editor-in-Chief baton to Rebecca,” said Jessica Sebor, VP of Media for CGI. “Rebecca’s ability to express her belief in running as a transformative force is enough to inspire anyone to get out the door and make a positive change. With her proven storytelling background across all platforms, we are all excited to watch her take this already powerful brand to the next level.”
Most recently the managing editor of Lonely Planet Magazine, Warren has an impressive track record in content creation and distribution across multiple platforms and digital channels. She began her career as a project editor at the Quarto Group in London and has worked for a variety of brands and publishers including DK/Penguin, Harper Collins and Vanderbilt University.
“I’m thrilled to join Women’s Running, the largest women’s running magazine in the world, and continue providing the highest caliber content to inspire, encourage and support women in their fitness goals,” added Warren. “The brand has an impressive history of sharing compelling and empowering stories of athletic and personal achievements, combined with practical training and wellness advice for its readers. I am excited to carry on this important legacy of advocating for women at every stage of their fitness journeys.”
The Women’s Running brand has experienced tremendous growth over the past 24 months, with a redesign and invocative editorial content leading to exponential growth in web traffic and social audience. Monthly visitors to WomensRunning.com average over 1 million and its social media following now exceeds 1,200,000. The growth parallels trend in the broader marketplace, where women’s participation is dominating the sport of running. According to Running USA, of the 17 million race finishers in the United States last year, 57 percent were female.
For more information, visit WomensRunning.com.
About Women’s Running
Women’s Running, the world’s largest women-specific running magazine, covers all aspects of the running lifestyle, from active beauty needs to training plans. The Women’s Running mission is simple: to create a high-quality magazine for smart, successful women who use running to balance and enrich their lives. Women’s Running features quality editorial that motivates women to train intelligently, participate in active travel, adopt healthy nutrition habits and keep moving. Women’s Running is distributed at over 4,000 retailers including Barnes & Noble, Borders, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Eastern Mountain Sports, and other independent, specialty retailers. Visit womensrunning.com to subscribe and stay up-to-date on the latest running news and trends.
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