Reader's Digest Selecciones has poached Genevieve Marlin-Fernandez away from People en Espanol to serve as the magazine's managing editor. Marlin-Fernandez, who starts in the new post July 7, was
People en Espanol's deputy managing editor and a member of the publication's launch team. In a press release announcing the appointment, Reader's Digest International Editions editorial director
Conrad Kiechel said that Marlin-Fernandez is "uniquely qualified to expand [Selecciones'] role as 'La Revista Completa' - the complete magazine." Among the editorial offerings she is likely to oversee
are against-the-odds narratives, consumer information and stories celebrating Latino heroes and celebrities. "Selecciones has a powerful impact and connection with the reader," Marlin-Fernandez said
in the press release. During her People en Espanol tenure, which began in 1996, she held a wide range of posts, including chief of reporters and entertainment editor. She started her journalism career
as a reporter with Money magazine. Selecciones is published in 20 Spanish-speaking markets. The magazine's guaranteed rate base increased from 275,000 to 325,000 in January, and will rise to 350,000
in January 2004.