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Highlights for Children, Inc. Announces Sylvia Barsotti as Director of Parenting Editorial

Columbus, OH • Friday, May 23, 2014

To further support Highlights for Children’s dedication to helping families raise curious, confident, creative and caring kids, Highlights announces that it has appointed Sylvia Barsotti as Director of Parenting Editorial. In this newly created role, Barsotti will lead the strategy and development of Highlights Parenting, the division of Highlights that focuses on digital and print content for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers.

Barsotti is an award-winning editor who brings extensive experience in the publishing industry and a wealth of knowledge in parenting, pregnancy, women’s health and child development. Prior to joining Highlights, she was Managing Editor at Earlier in her career, she held various positions in editorial management at several women’s magazines, including Senior Editor at Family Circle and Executive Editor at Child Magazine, then shifted her focus to online media that serve women, children, and families, holding senior editorial positions such as Editorial Director at, Editor-in-Chief at and Director of Health Editorial and Programming at AOL Media.

In her position, Barsotti will play a key role in expanding the Highlights footprint into the parenting market and strengthening its position as a trusted authority on parenting and child development. She will be responsible for identifying and implementing best practices to create and deliver dynamic, quality content to a diverse parent audience.

“Sylvia is an exceptional leader with a breadth of perspective on parenting and a deep sense of commitment to serving kids and families, much like Highlights has for nearly 70 years,” said Christine Cully, Editor-in-Chief of Highlights. “We know her leadership and expertise will be valuable as we grow this very important part of business, and I’m excited to welcome her to the Highlights family.”

Barsotti holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and History from Drew University. She will be based at the Highlights editorial offices in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

About Highlights:

Devoted to "Fun with a Purpose," family media brand Highlights for Children, Inc. ( has helped children become their best selves for generations. In addition to the flagship magazine, Highlights’ other offerings include a preschool magazine (High Five), an infant magazine (Hello), a children’s book company (Boyds Mills Press), puzzle book clubs and a variety of digital products.

For additional information about Highlights for Children, Inc., please contact Christine French Cully, Editor in Chief, at (570) 251-4508 or

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