Less than a year into his tenure as editor in chief at Baltimore's Style Magazine, Joe Sugarman is out.
Publisher Craig Burke confirmed Sugarman's departure, but declined further comment.
Burke replied to questions about it with an email announcing the promotion of Jessica Bizik to editor in chief and Jeni Mann to associate publisher.
Here's part of that email:
We have promoted Jeni Mann, our current Custom Media Director, to Associate Publisher of Baltimore Style. Jeni is a veteran of the Baltimore media industry for 28 years Before joining our team, she served as executive editor for Corridor Inc., deputy managing editor for the Baltimore Examiner, and creative services manager for The Baltimore Sun’s special sections. Her experience in project, editorial and design management assure that publications consistently deliver on schedule and within budget. Jeni will continue her Custom Media role for our company.
We have also promoted Jessica Bizik to Editor in Chief of Baltimore Style. Jessica Bizik started her career as Managing Editor of STYLE in the late 90s and returned last year in a hybrid role, which included editorial and social engagement. STYLE is geared toward 30- to 50-something professionals whom are highly engaged in Baltimore life and culture. This is Jessica, and we are looking for her to use her passion, creativity and vibrancy to take Style to the next level.
Sugarman was named editor in chief in October succeeding Brian Lawrence who had been in the job for a decade. Read that story here.
Sugarman has been working in Baltimore media since 1991. He could not immediately be reached for comment.
UPDATED 10:46 a.m., with confirmation of Sugarman's departure.