American Songwriter announced today (Jan. 5) the hiring of industry veteran Lisa Konicki as its Editor in Chief, effective immediately.
Now with 20 years of press experience in the music industry, Konicki began her career as photo editor of Country Weekly magazine, eventually working her way up to Editor in Chief at the magazine. She then created and served as Editor in Chief for the website nashcountrydaily.com for Cumulus Media. Most recently, Konicki has been editor for onecountry.com.
“I’m thrilled to join the American Songwriter team as Editor in Chief,” says Konicki. “The Magazine’s 35+ year history exhibits an outstanding quality and has cemented its place as a staple in the music community. I look forward to being able to work with the incredible staff and bring my experience to such a prestigious publication.”
Konicki will be stepping into a role that was previously held by Dallas Jackson. Jackson will remain with American Songwriter as part of its ownership group, Savage Ventures, and will continue to be involved with the operations.
“Lisa Konicki is an amazing addition to the team,” Jackson said. “When we were looking for a new editorial leader we had several ‘must-have’ qualities and Lisa checked all of the boxes, and then some.”