Cruising World announces personnel moves


Two editors at Cruising World were promoted as the magazine marks its 40th anniversary.

Herb McCormick was named executive editor and Jen Brett was promoted to senior editor in moves announced by editor-in-chief Mark Pillsbury.

McCormick has held a variety of titles at the magazine, most recently senior editor. In his new role he will remain director of the magazine's Boat of the Year program and will oversee the popular “Hands On Sailor” content, as well as new boat coverage.

"Herb's the best in the business, and this new position will allow him more freedom to get out and do what he does best, go sailing and bring back great stories for our readers,” Pillsbury said in a statement. “It will also allow him more time to work with our many contributors to bring the best how-to advice and new-boat coverage to the magazine and online at"

Brett joined Cruising World as an associate editor and has helped develop the brand's digital offerings. In her new role as senior editor she will continue to work on digital projects while overseeing the “Underway” section of the magazine and working with contributing columnists. She is also a full-time liveaboard on a sailing ketch with her husband and two children.

“Jen brings to the table real-life understanding and knowledge of the many aspects of sailing and cruising that are important to the magazine’s readers,” Pillsbury said. “As senior editor she will take an active role in shaping the stories and issues that are covered in print, online and through weekly e-newsletters.”


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