Rhode Island Monthly Announces Jamie Coelho as Its New Editor in Chief

Coelho has grown with Rhode Island Monthly over a decade and will begin the new role in January.

Rhode Island Monthly Communications, Inc. announces that Jamie Coelho will be new editor in chief of Rhode Island Monthly. The announcement comes shortly after the magazine’s current editor in chief, Sarah Francis, decided to step down to focus more on freelance opportunities.

“Sarah Francis has made many contributions to Rhode Island Monthly over her twenty-eight years with the magazine,” says owner and publisher John Palumbo. “She has set the bar high, and we intend to keep it there.”

Coelho has been an associate editor since 2011.  A graduate from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, she came to Rhode Island Monthly after working as an online editor for both Men’s Health and Boston Magazine.

“Jamie Coelho, through her tireless and enthusiastic support of the Rhode Island hospitality dining and food industries is well known as an astute listener and exemplary journalist,” continues Palumbo. “Her contributions, awards and accolades are numerous and her passion for Rhode Island Monthly makes her the perfect leader for our team as we build upon our thirty-five-year legacy publishing stories about life in Rhode Island”

As senior editor, Coelho managed and wrote the front-of-the-magazine section called Current as well as produced a majority of the food and restaurant stories in print and online. She has also written and edited the City and Regional Magazine Association Gold Award-winning, monthly food newsletter, The Dish.

Rhode Island Monthly has always been a huge part of my life,” says Coelho. “I’ve evolved and grown with the magazine over ten years thanks to the great team we have here, and I am excited to roll up my sleeves and take on this new role with a passion to discover new stories and bring even more of what I love about Rhode Island into the pages of the magazine and on the web.”

Coelho’s new role will become effective January 1, 2022. For more information, please contact Samantha Roberts, Director of Marketing and Digital Strategy, at sroberts@rimonthly.com.

Photo courtesy of Myke Yeager Photography.


Located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island Monthly Communications, Inc. is Rhode Island’s leading full-service publisher of magazines and specialty publications, including custom publishing projects. Products include several lifestyle and tourism publications serving residents of – and visitors to – Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.



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