For Immediate Release:
Contact: Emily Schneider
INDIANAPOLIS (November 27, 2012) — After nearly a year serving as Editorial Director, The Saturday Evening Post has named Steven Slon Associate Publisher. Slon will be taking on this new role in addition to his current position, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Joan SerVaas, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of The Saturday Evening Post.
Slon first joined The Saturday Evening Post as a consultant in 2010 and was named editorial director in January 2012. He has since worked to reinvigorate and modernize the publication by updating its look and content. Slon brought in leading designers to refresh the brand and will unveil the magazine’s new design with the January/February 2013 issue, on sale January 8. Slon also bolstered The Saturday Evening Post’s content with a roster of contributors and experts including Sharon Begley, Jonathan Haidt, and Barry Yeoman to deliver more current and compelling articles.
“In the past year Steve has brought his passion for publishing to The Saturday Evening Post and the magazine truly shows the results of his tireless efforts,” said SerVaas. “As associate publisher, he will be able to guide the overall direction of the company in conjunction with the development of its leading title.”
Additionally, Slon was recently nominated and accepted to the Saturday Evening Post Society’s Board of Trustees. As one of the ten board members, he will play an important role in the oversight of activities and business for the Society.
“The associate publisher position and inclusion on the Board is a natural evolution for me, and I look forward to playing a key role in the broader picture of the magazine and company as a whole,” said Slon. “When I first joined The Saturday Evening Post, my objective was to put the magazine back into mainstream media landscape. That goal remains unchanged.”
The Saturday Evening Post traces its roots to Benjamin Franklin and is most famous for covers created by Norman Rockwell of simple, everyday life scenarios for more than 40 years. The Saturday Evening Post is headquartered in the heart of Indianapolis, and is owned by the Saturday Evening Post Society.
About The Saturday Evening Post: For nearly 300 years, The Saturday Evening Post has chronicled American history in the making—reflecting the distinctive characteristics and values that define the American way. Today’s Post continues the grand tradition of providing art, entertainment and information in a stimulating mix of idea-driven features, cutting-edge health and medical trends—plus fiction, humor, and laugh-out-loud cartoons. A key feature is the Post Perspective, which brings historical context to current issues and hot topics such as health care, religious freedom, education, and more. Tracing its roots to Benjamin Franklin, The Saturday Evening Post mirrors cherished American ideals and values, most memorably illustrated by its iconic cover artist Norman Rockwell. The Post is also known for publishing such literary greats as Ray Bradbury, Agatha Christie, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allan Poe, and Kurt Vonnegut, and continues to seek out and discover emerging writers of the 21st century. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Post is a publication of the nonprofit Saturday Evening Post Society, which also publishes the award-winning youth magazines Turtle, Humpty Dumpty, and Jack and Jill.
“As the nation changed, the Post changed, but it looks to its past as a fertile ground
for its future.” —Starkey Flythe, Jr, Former Post Executive Editor