Nicole Raymond, executive editor of People en Español has resigned from her post, Portada has learned. Raymond, who joined the Spanish-language magazine in 2003, will move back to her native Chile. Her last day at the New York City offices will be April 12 but the Time Inc.-owned magazine has already begun a search for her replacement. A company spokesperson confirmed the resignation, but declined to give out more details “until a replacement is named.” Raymond is one of three key editorial positions at the magazine, sharing the executive editor role with long-time editor Angel Linares and reporting to Managing Editor Armando Correa.

Raymond is expected to stay to complete the closing of the “50 Most Beautiful” issue (Los 50 más bellos), one of People en Español's most successful franchises, highlighting the 50 most popular Hispanic celebrities in TV, film and music.

A native of Santiago, Raymond has been instrumental in the growth of People en Español as the nation’s most widely read publication in Spanish. She began her career as Web editor under Richard Perez-Feria and worked her way into the second top most important editorial post. Prior to joining People en Español, Raymond worked as a Translation Editor at the Wall Street Journal Americas, the Spanish-language spin-off of the then Dow Jones-owned publication. She has also worked as New York correspondent of El Mercurio.

No replacement has been named yet, but Portada has also learned an editor from within is likely to be promoted to Raymond’s post, and the current search is for a more junior positions. No names have yet been mentioned.

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