Shortly after acquiring Climbing Magazine from Primedia, Skram Media has decided to restructure the title and move the primary editorial offices out of their current Carbondale, CO location. The new offices should open in April and will be located in Boulder, CO. In addition, Matt Samet, currently the magazines senior editor, will be promoted to editor in chief. The restructure will result in some job losses, which were announced to the staff early last week.
Skram Medias founder & publisher, Mark Crowther, said that the restructure was necessary for the health of the magazine and, “(This) is the result of some cold, hard facts to do with how this business has been run, and how media is changing.” He went on to say, “Technology is transforming much of what we do and how we do it
Shortly after the announced restructure, John DiCuollo, formerly Climbing Magazines ad director, landed a position with the Carbondale-based PR firm, Backbone Media. He will hold the position of account manager for both Big Agnes and Thorlos.