Sido Kitchin of Bauer has announced the upcoming launch of a new media venture, School Road Publishing, and with it four new local lifestyle magazines.
Kitchin was previously editorial director of Bauer titles, New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman’s Day and Lucky Break.
Now following the closure of those titles and the media arm, Kitchin is set to launch her own publishing business in October.
School Road Publishing is a standalone business based at Stanley St. Paul Dykzeul, former Bauer Australia-New Zealand CEO, will join the board and consult to the publishing business.
“I know how much New Zealanders love magazines, taking them into their hearts and homes across generations,” says Kitchin.
“It’s a buoyant market for mags right now and in a Covid world, readers are relishing the comfort, connection and inspiration they bring. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to create fresh, new titles that will enhance Kiwi lives with 100 percent locally-generated content and I look forward to announcing the brands and their editors shortly.”