Family Circle, which has been publishing since 1932, is being shuttered by Meredith Corp. after its December issue.
The closure was announced Wednesday as part of a restructuring at Meredith’s magazine division, according to the New York Post. That restructuring is set to claim 70 jobs, including the 25 being lost at Family Circle.
Family Circle editor-in-chief Cheryl Brown will become executive editor of Meredith’s Health magazine, and executive editor Rory Evans will become an executive editor at Real Simple.
The magazine had more than 4 million subscribers at the end of June, the last period for which complete figures were available, according to the Alliance for Audited Media.
Meredith Corp., which bought Family Circle from Gruner + Jahr in 2005, also owns Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, Magnolia, Martha Stewart Living and Southern Living. The company says that Family Circle subscribers will get other magazines from its stable.
When Meredith purchased Time Inc.’s magazine assets in 2017, it said it hoped to generate $500 million in new revenue through a combination of cost-cutting and sales. It subsequently sold off Time, Fortune and Sports Illustrated.