In what sources call “the final piece of the puzzle that was laid out by McKinsey,” Conde Nast seems to be moving toward a “super-publisher structure.”
John Koblin reports that Susan Plagemann, from Hearst’s Marie Claire, will be the new publisher at Vogue, while Tom Florio will ascend to “publishing director” and oversee Bon Appetit, Traveler, and Teen Vogue as well.
John describes the new, more centralized publishing structure that’s taking shape at Conde:
Bill Wackermann, in addition to overseeing Glamour and Brides, was given the additional responsibility of overseeing Details; Richard Beckman, in addition to overseeing the Fairchild Group, now has been given direct responsibility of overseeing W. David Carey, a group president at the company, oversees The New Yorker, Wired and the golf magazines. Mr. Carey was overseeing Traveler as well, but that’s now being handed off to Mr. Florio who was once the publisher of Traveler.