Steve Slon has been appointed editor of AARP The Magazine, by Hugh Delehanty, editor in chief of AARP Publications. Slon, who has served as deputy editor since November 2000, will oversee the day-to-day operation of the publication, the largest circulation magazine in the country with a guaranteed rate base of 21.5 million.
Before joining AARP, Slon was editor in chief of Success magazine, where he successfully repositioned the publication and increased newsstand sales. Prior, he was managing editor of Men’s Health and helped transform it into one of the nation’s fastest-growing magazines. In addition, he has written extensively for Reader’s Digest, Self, Playboy and other magazines.
“Steve is an inspired editor who has played a key role in shaping the editorial voice of the magazine and made it a must-read for our members,” said Delehanty. “He has the passion, creativity and gut-level knowledge of our audience to lift the magazine to new heights. I can’t wait to see what happens next.”
Staffers at the magazine website—www.aarpmagazine.org—are also taking on new responsibilities. Web Editor Rick Bowers has been named director of new product development and digital media. In this expanded role, Bowers will be responsible for forging strategic alliances with new publishing partners. Web Managing Editor Beth Rhodes has been promoted to executive producer, and Deputy Web Editor Robert Long has been promoted to associate web editor.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to making life better for people 50 and over. We provide information and resources; engage in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy; assist members in serving their communities; and offer a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members. These include AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; Segunda Juventud, our quarterly newspaper in Spanish; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our Web site, www.aarp.org. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.