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Magazine Publishing Veteran Margaret Loftus has Joined Charleston Magazine As Senior Features Editor



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Charleston magazine, the award-winning city magazine for Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry since 1975, has hired Margaret Loftus to join the editorial team. Loftus has had a successful career in magazine publishing, including most recently as editor-in-chief of The Local Palate, as well as a contributing editor to national publications such as National Geographic Traveler. She’ll report to Darcy Shankland, the long-standing editor-in-chief of Charleston

“We are thrilled to bring Margaret on board as we continue to provide great content for our readership,” says Shankland. “As senior features editor, she will be contributing a variety of thought-provoking features, as well as taking on the planning and execution of Charleston Weddings, which will be published as a special insert in three issues of Charleston in 2022.

Margaret joins managing editor Shelley Young, previously the executive editor of Skirt! magazine, to form an incredibly talented senior editorial team.

“Despite the challenges of COVID, Gulfstream Communications and Charleston magazine are in a strong position as we look to expand the magazine and related brands, across all GulfStream platforms,” Shankland continues.

Having worked with the magazine as a freelance writer, Loftus looks forward to what adventures lie ahead. “If there’s one key thing working with the magazine has taught me, it’s that the supply of compelling stories about the people, places, arts, culture, and enterprises of the Lowcountry is inexhaustible,” she says.

Charleston magazine is a regional lifestyle publication covering the people, places, culture, history, and foodways of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. It is published by GulfStream Communications, which also produces WNC—mountain living in Western North Carolina and Grand Strand magazines, as well as Charleston Fashion Week and numerous digital properties.

Find Charleston on newsstands across the Lowcountry, or have it delivered to your door by becoming a subscriber. To subscribe or find a newsstand location nearest you, visit or call (843) 971-9811, ext. 313.

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