Today is layoff day at Time Inc. According to an email from CEO Laura Lang, around 6 percent of the 8,000-person workforce is expected to get cut–which translates to around 500 positions. The company, a division of Time Warner, is one of the largest media companies worldwide and includes titles such as Time, People, Sports Illustrated and InStyle. Read More
In this week’s New York Magazine, Tina Brown looks back on her zeitgeisty career and the impending demise of the print edition of Newsweek. If it isn’t the definitive account (we assume that will come later), it’s the most up-to-date account.
But as we read the seven page Q&A with Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley, we were struck by Ms. Brown’s frequent use of imagery. So very illustrative! So imaginative! We can practically see it all, from Cinderella waking up from the ball that was the Talk launch party to the refrigerators on each foot that was the print edition of Newsweek.
We have collected some of our favorites below. Read More
Scott Dadich has been named editor in chief of Wired, Condé Nast announced today.
Mr. Dadich, who is replacing Chris Anderson, comes from the corporate side at Condé– he most recently served as vice president, editorial platforms and design since 2010. Mr. Dadich was the creative director of Wired from 2006 to 2010. Read More
On Wednesday, Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles fired six staffers in the features department and two in the photo department. That is a significant portion of the features team–there are only one senior editor, one associate editor and two editorial assistants left, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
“New incoming editors in chief often want to form their own teams,”said a Cosmopolitan spokesperson. “We will be announcing more new hires shortly.”
Yesterday afternoon, after the staffers were let go, they returned to their desks to pack. Read More
The women’s magazine shuffle continues. Alex Gonzalez has been named the new artistic director at Marie Claire and Nina Garcia, currently Marie Claire’s fashion director, has been promoted to creative director at the magazine.
“Alex and Nina are both inspired visual storytellers, and I am excited about what they will each bring to this new phase in Marie Claire’s Read More
Not surprisingly, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s offices were closed this week–the basement flooded, there were power outages and staffers had to work from home. But the worst is far from over for the company.
The staff hasn’t been able to go into work in the aftermath of the storm, but now they are now waiting at home to see if they will ever have to go in to the West Chelsea offices again. “They sent a memo saying, ‘Thinking of you all [during] this demanding and difficult week,’ and then they’ll contact employees individually about the layoffs,” a source told the Post. “Now the staff is all just sitting at home freaking out, wondering, ‘Are they going to contact me?’” Read More
Bloomberg Businessweek, the magazine known for its provocative and striking covers, has dropped another one today: “IT’S GLOBAL WARMING, STUPID,” reads the (huge) text, with an illustration of a flooded city street after Hurricane Sandy.
“Our cover story this week may generate controversy,” wrote editor Josh Tyrangiel on Twitter. “But only among the Read More
Sally Singer is heading back to Vogue in the newly created role of digital creative director, The Fix reports.
Ms. Singer left Condé Nast, where she was Vogue’s fashion news and features director, in 2010 to become the editor in chief of T. But her two-year stint at the Times came to an abrupt end this past in August. WSJ. Read More
The luxury magazine musical chairs continue. Kristina O’Neill, Harper’s Bazaar’s executive editor, is leaving Hearst to edit WSJ. Magazine. Last month, The New York Times poached former WSJ editrix Deborah Needleman for T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Ms. Needleman replaced Sally Singer at the Times’s luxury glossy.
Ms. O’Neill, who held editorial roles at New York magazine and Time Out New York before moving to Harper’s Bazaar in 2000, will report to Ruth Altchek. Ms. Altcheck will oversee the Off Duty lifestyle section and WSJ. Magazine in the newly created role of editorial director for WSJ Weekend. Read More