Meat Management editor steps down
Yandell Media Group has confirmed that Emily Ansell Elfer, who has been editor of the Meat Management and Food Management Today magazines and supporting websites for just over three years, is to leave her position on 1st February.
Emily said: “I have really enjoyed my time with Yandell Media Group. I have met so many interesting people, embraced developing my knowledge of the meat/food sectors and made many great memories – including the honour of becoming a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB). Stepping down was not a decision I made lightly, but I am pleased to confirm that this isn’t a full goodbye as I am launching a freelance career and will continue to work closely with the company on the magazine and various other projects.”
Commenting on the announcement, publisher of both titles, Graham Yandell said: “We are very sorry to see Emily moving on and wish her every success in her future career. Her editorship has overseen a very busy time here at Meat Management and Food Management Today, with both magazines extending our popular news coverage online, plus the decision to increase the print frequency of MM in 2019, moving up from 10 editions to 12 editions per year.
“During her time with us, Emily has become a Liveryman with WCB and has always taken an active interest in trade affairs, attending many events and immersing herself in both meat and food industry happenings. We have also taken on and expanded UK Sausage Week and launched the annual Women In Meat Awards with great input from Emily. Although she will certainly be much missed at our Milton Keynes office, the good news is that Emily will remain writing for the magazines as a contributor.”
Yandell further confirmed that he will be taking over the editorship of the magazines for the time being until a decision is made about Emily’s replacement, as well as the overall structure of the full editorial department.
Emily added: “I would like to thank Graham as well as the wider Yandell team for such a rewarding and exciting journey. Now is an extremely interesting time for the meat/food sector and I know that the magazines and websites will remain the industry’s go-to resource for news, insight and information. I wish the company great success for the future.”