After months and months of endless raiding, Reader’s Digest finally lost someone! The spruced-up and revamped magazine, under the leadership of ex-Condé Nast exec Mary Berner, has lost vice president and publisher Jeff Wellington only seven months after hiring him. Stephanie Smith at WWD reports that Eva Dillion, his boss, said that “it wasn’t the right fit for either of us.”
Berner has been on a hiring spree since she moved up to Westchester, and brought in Peggy Northrop to become chief editor of the magazine in November. According to WWD, ad pages for the magazine have fallen 14 percent to 476 through June.