Getting an editorial job at OK! Magazine has proven to be similar to riding a merry-go-round where you get your head chopped off after one go-round. That said, we'd like to welcome OK!'s new editorial boss! We hear many things.
We hear that Sheryl Berk, formerly editor of Life&Style, is coming in as the new top editorial person. We're not sure what her title will be, but the staff is supposedly being informed right now. Our tipster says that this was all finalized over the weekend by Paul Ashford, editorial director of Northern & Shell, the British publishing group that owns OK!.
How prestigious is this position? Well, we hear that Sheryl will be allowed to work from home. Because the competition for the gig wasn't too stiff. Among those who turned down the job, we hear: Dan Wakeford, current EIC at Life&Style; Alpha Kitty Atoosa Rubenstein; and In Touch editor Richard Spencer.
And Sheryl has a fun work environment to look forward to: We also hear that she doesn't get along with OK!'s Mark Pasetsky, who she used to work with at Life & Style. Allegedly, Berk once had an argument with him that ended with her vowing, "Karma is a bitch." She was right!