New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 2, 2003–People en Español, the best-selling Hispanic magazine in the U.S., announced today the appointment of Richard Pérez-Feria to Managing Editor. In his position, Pérez-Feria will be responsible for overseeing the editorial direction of the magazine. He succeeds Angelo Figueroa, the founding Managing Editor of People en Español. Figueroa will become an Editor-at-Large at TIME Magazine where he will write about various topics. Additionally, he will work directly with AOL to develop Hispanic content for the AOL service.
Peréz-Feria brings more than 17 years experience to his new role. Most recently, he was the Editor-in Chief of 7χ 7, San Francisco’s premier fashion and celebrity magazine. Concurrently, he served as an editorial consultant to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sunday magazine.
In 2000, Peréz-Feria joined Weider Publications, where, as Vice President, Editorial and Creative Services, he oversaw all editorial and creative aspects of this health and fitness publishing company. During his tenure, he launched several titles, including special newsstand issues of the company’s core magazines. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of SHAPE’s Fit Hollywood, JUMP, Fit Pregnancy Style and Strong.
From 1995 to 2000, he was Executive Vice President and Editorial Director of Press Corps, Inc. in New York City. As co-founder and co-owner, he worked on a variety of consumer and trade titles and numerous launches, serving as Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity Style, Music Choice Magazine, Teen Celebrity, Gym, City Family and Burn! He also served as Editorial Director of several trade magazines American Druggist, Medical Tribune and Issues in Patient Care.
From 1989 to 1993, he was Editor-in-Chief of Miami Mensual Monthly, then the nation’s largest monthly bilingual consumer magazine for Hispanics. He gained widespread recognition as the founding editor of POZ, the first national consumer magazine for the HIV-impacted individual, where he was Editor-in-Chief from 1993 to 1995. POZ received several honors, including a nomination for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 1995. A graduate of Tulane University, Pérez-Feria began his journalism career at Esquire in 1986.
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