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Entertainment Weekly Publisher Ray Chelstowski quits

Publisher resigns despite helping EW experience 22 per cent jump in advertisement pages

Entertainment Weekly publisher Ray Chelstowski has resigned abruptly from the weekly even as the magazine registered a turnaround, witnessing a 22 per cent jump in the number of advertisement pages through the November 21 issue.
Chelstowski had worked as national sales director at the weekly for nine years before being named publisher of the magazine in May 2009.
Paul Caine, group president of the Time Inc entertainment group, informed staffers in an internal memo on November 18, "Ray Chelstowski has informed me of his decision to leave EW. Over the last two years, Ray and his team have turned EW's business around, ensuring that today, it is stronger than ever."
Under Chelstowski's tenure, the magazine seemed poised to climb over the 1,000-page barrier for the first time in at least three years.
He was also publisher of Rolling Stone and had a brief stint at luxury magazine Prestige New York before being tapped to run EW.