JCK Moves Offices to New York City

After more than 70 years in Pennsylvania—first in Philadelphia, then in suburban Bala Cynwyd, Radnor, and King of Prussia—JCK magazine is moving back to New York City. It will be moving to the corporate headquarters of its parent company, Reed Business Information, 360 Park Ave. South, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10010.

The magazine traces its roots to the founding of The Horological Review in New York in 1869. Less than six months later, a companion journal covering jewelry was founded and named The Jewelers’ Circular. In 1873 the two merged, and from this eventually grew the present-day JCK.

Jewelers’ Circular-Keystone magazine resulted from a merger of The Jewelers’ Circular and Horological Review with another jewelry trade journal, The Keystone, in 1935. Shortly after, the magazine was acquired by the Philadelphia-based Chilton publishing company. Since then, JCK has maintained offices in both New York and Pennsylvania, but the bulk of its operations shifted to Pennsylvania shortly after the Chilton acquisition.

JCK staff already based at 360 Park Ave. South include: publisher Mark Smelzer, senior editors Rob Bates and Carrie Soucy, national sales director William Furman, regional sales manager Nancy Oppenheimer, production editor Josie Beets, and sales assistant Kimberly Nelson. All will retain their current contact information. JCK regional sales offices around the United States will remain the same and regional sales managers will retain their current contact information.

The move to 360 Park Ave. South is taking place in stages over the remainder of 2004. The advertising production department is now located at the New York office. Effective Oct. 25, the magazine’s editorial staff will be based in New York. The business staff will complete its transition by the end of 2004.

Pennsylvania-based staff transitioning to New York include: editor-in-chief Hedda Schupak, associate publisher Donna Borrelli, managing editor Richard Dalglish, and senior editors Anthony DeMarco, Jennifer Heebner, Gary Roskin, and William George Shuster. All will have new telephone and fax numbers but will retain their current e-mail addresses. For updated contact information for the entire staff, please refer to the masthead on pages 14 and 16.

Correction:JCK incorrectly stated in its September issue that all new gold rings from Scott Kay Bridal would be styles from his “Vintage” collection. The designs will come the Vintage collection as well as from the contemporary Scott Kay platinum bridal pieces. JCK regrets the error.

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