Monthly Wire

Ben Naparstek stepping down as Editor of the Monthly

Ben Naparstek

Ben Naparstek is stepping down as Editor of the Monthly.

Morry Schwartz, publisher of the Monthly, says of Naparstek: “Ben has been an outstanding editor who has done a brilliant job of maintaining the high standard of writing in the magazine and driving up circulation and readership. I’m sorry to be losing him but trust that he will have an exciting future and wish him well with his plans.”

Naparstek says: “It’s been a privilege and delight to steer the Monthly for nearly three years, during which time it’s cemented its position as the country’s leading magazine for high quality and agenda-setting stories.” 

Over the 2010-2011 period, the Monthly saw an increase in readership from 90,000 to 121,000 and an increase in circulation of 21.5%, from 24,663 to 29,982. The Monthly won current affairs, business and finance magazine of the year at the 2011 Australian Magazine Awards.

Naparstek became editor in May 2009 and will continue in the role until February 2012.

A new editor will be appointed in the weeks ahead.

Morry Schwartz
Publisher, The Monthly
15 December 2011

Read on

Cover image for Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘The Morning Star’

Hell’s kitchen: Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘The Morning Star’

The ‘My Struggle’ author’s first novel in 17 years considers the mundanity of everyday acts amid apocalyptic events

Image of Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy in HBO’s Succession season 3. Photograph by David Russell/HBO

Ties that bind: ‘Succession’ season three

Jeremy Strong’s performance in the HBO drama’s third season is masterful

Image of a tampon and a sanitary pad viewed from above

A bloody shame: Paid period leave should be law

Australia’s workplace laws must better accommodate the reproductive body

Image of Gladys Berejiklian appearing before an ICAC hearing in October 2020. Image via ABC News

The cult of Gladys Berejiklian

What explains the hero-worship of the former NSW premier?