Veteran magazine editor Sara Austin takes over at Northforker

Sara Austin, a seasoned New York City publishing industry writer, has joined Times Review Media Group as Northforker’s Editorial Director.

Austin, who lives in Greenport and New York, brings with her a wealth of publishing background. She starts her new job this Monday July 13th.

Austin was most recently editor-in-chief of Real Simple magazine, overseeing a team of 25 people. In this role, she has helped shape editorial strategy, edit articles and create themes in areas such as home, food, health, travel and parenting.

She was previously Senior Associate Editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine, where she assigned celebrity profiles and represented the magazine at a multitude of live events and meetings with business leaders.

During her magazine career, she was reporting director for Self magazine, news editor at Marie Claire and editor-in-chief of Civilization magazine.

She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“The North Fork is my happy place, so being able to explore it for a living with the talented team at The Times Review is a dream,” said Austin. “We’re excited to provide even more engaging storytelling, transport visuals and fun discoveries to help Northforkers connect and give back to this very special field.” “

Grant Parpan will serve as Content Director in the news and lifestyle areas, as well as overseeing the company’s digital capabilities and strategies.

“We feel incredibly lucky to have Sara Austin joining us to lead our Northforker lifestyle platform,” said Andrew Olsen, publisher of The Times Media Group. “Sara is an accomplished journalist with national branding experience and roots in North Fork. Having the former editor-in-chief of Real Simple overseeing our lifestyle efforts is a game-changer for us. Sara is the perfect addition to our talented team.

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