“Friend Has New Managing Editor,” Ensign, Nov. 1982, 112
The First Presidency has announced the appointment of Vivian Paulsen as managing editor of the Friend magazine. Sister Paulsen, who has been acting editor of that magazine since the death of Lucile Reading in March, comes to her position from the New Era, where she served as associate editor for eleven years.
Sister Paulsen, 40, graduated with honors from Brigham Young University, majoring in French and political science. She served a mission in Tahiti and was employed as an educator in Salt Lake City and at Brigham Young University prior to her appointment with the New Era.
The new managing editor has a rich linguistic background and speaks Tahitian, French, German, and Norwegian. She serves on the Adult Correlation Review Committee of the Church and was a member of the Young Women’s General Board for four years.