Covey Rise magazine is pleased to announce the hiring of long-time fishing/hunting editor, Joe Healy.  Healy begins his tenure at the magazine effective June 1, 2013.

According to publisher John Thames, “we’re always looking for ways to continue to improve our publication.  We had been looking for an editor to join our staff for quite some time.  While we interviewed many talented editors we really needed someone who thoroughly understood niche markets, and when Joe Healy’s name came across our desk we took immediate notice.  Some things are just meant to be, and he was a perfect fit with our entire team.”

Associate publisher Kelly Waldrop agrees.  “Joe Healy is as committed to creating an outstanding magazine as we are.  He understands that Covey Rise is very different as evidenced through our content, images, and content-to-advertising ratio. Joe has a tremendous amount of experience in the vertical publishing arena which began nearly 30 years ago at Outdoor Life.  His decades of success at well-known titles including Saltwater Fly Fishing, Fly Tier, Fly Rod and Reel, and Vermont magazine will really benefit Covey Rise.  And as a lifelong bird hunter, dog trainer, author of Training a Young Pointer and editor of the books In Hemingway’s Meadow and Love Story of the Trout he is uniquely qualified.”

Healy is elated. “The team at Covey Rise clearly has a passion not only for bird hunting and the incredible and inspiring places in which we do it; they have a passion for making a top-quality magazine! I can’t wait to join in with the team and keep improving and growing the magazine and the Covey Rise franchise,” said Healy, who in his free time continues to train (and be trained by) his English pointer.

Covey Rise is a distinctive magazine devoted to our upland sporting lifestyle. The magazine features outstanding content and photography, perfectly bound, with significantly fewer ads.  For more information about Covey Rise magazine visit www.coveyrisemagazine.com.

Image courtesy The Keer Group

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