Stewart resigns from director, CCO posts

Martha Stewart last week resigned as a director and chief creative officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and will assume the position of founding editorial director.

In her new role, Stewart will provide ideas for new product design and development; author pending books on homekeeping and baking; undertake contributing editor and television assignments; help build public profiles for MSO's core content experts; and provide input on the evolution of MSO, its brand and strategic issues, according to the company.

She will report to the company's CEO, Sharon Patrick.

Chairman Jeffrey Ubben said in a statement that "while the company recognizes the seriousness of Martha's situation … the company and our constituencies benefit most if we are able to continue to take advantage of Martha's creative inspiration."

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