Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tom Gierasimczuk of up! magazine named Alberta's Editor of the Year

And the award goes to...!
Congratulations go out to Tom Gierasimczuk who was anointed Editor of the Year at the 2010 Alberta Magazines Conference on March 11, 2010.

Gierasimczuk is the founding Editor of up! magazine, WestJet's in-flight publication, now in its’ 5th year of production. The magazine is coming off a big year, having earned National and Western Magazine Awards in addition to this honour.

“Being named Alberta Editor of the Year is just further validation that the stories we tell WestJet guests resonate with them, crafted as they are by some of the country's most talented storytellers," says Gierasimczuk.

In addition to launching several community newspapers, Tom also co-founded CityBites, Toronto’s food magazine. As well, Tom helped launch 360, a national corporate action sports and lifestyle magazine, where he was Editor for two years.

About the Editor of the Year Award
The Editor of the Year Award honours someone who has achieved standards of excellence in the creation of an Alberta magazine or magazines. Judges recognized individuals who demonstrates strong qualities of resourcefulness, collaboration and vision.

The panel of judges for the 2010 Editor of the Year award are: Jim Sutherland, former editor of Western Living, Dan Rubinstein, managing editor of Canadian Geographic and 2009 Editor of the Year recipient, and Lisa Manfield, contributing editor of Backbone magazine.

Congratulations to Tom and all of the Editor of the Year nominees!

We look forward to another year of outstanding editorial from Alberta magazine editors.