Thanks to new investment in Take Magazine, we’ll be bringing back the print issue in late summer/early autumn 2017.
Michael Kusek announced today that Stacey Kors purchased a percentage of Take Industries. Based in Northampton, Massachusetts, Take Industries is the publisher of the award-winning Take Magazine and www.thetakemagazine.com.
The terms of the sale are private and the sale price will not be disclosed.Take Magazine began publishing in January 2015. After six issues and several awards, Take suspended publishing a print edition in June 2016 and switched its focus to building the editorial offerings and audience of the online edition.
With Kors’ investment, Take has been able to clear all past debt to freelancers and vendors and begin work on relaunching the print edition, currently slated for late summer/early fall 2017. Existing subscriptions will restart with this issue.
“Since I started Take Magazine, I have been on the lookout for a business partner who saw the potential in a magazine that covered culture makers across New England. Stacey arrived at a time when her investment could build on our past success and provide us with the capital we needed for stability and to grow and expand,” said Kusek.
In addition to her ownership stake, Kors will join the Take team as Editor in Chief. In the next few weeks the magazine will be announcing additional staff hires as well the opening of new offices.
“From the moment I saw Take, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it,” said Kors. “New England is such a vibrant region, with so much happening artistically and culturally; Take is the only publication that covers New England’s new culture, and the people spearheading it. I’m thrilled to help present an editorially rich, visually stunning platform for our region’s most creative voices.”
Kors’ publishing career began in Western Massachusetts when she worked as a college intern for the region’s first high-end culture magazine, New England Monthly. Over the two decades in between, the New York native has worked as an editor, music critic, and arts features writer for the Financial Times, New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, and TimeOut New York.