Margaret Russell Staffs Up at Architectural Digest

Talk about a clean house, Margaret Russell announced the first round of hires for her New York-based Architectural Digest this afternoon. In the mix are a few staffers that Ms. Russell brought along from Elle Decor, at least one AD alumnus and a refugee from Stephen Drucker’s Town & Country shake-up.

Here’s the list:

Executive Editor -Sarah Medford, formerly Director of Arts, Culture & Design at Town & Country

Managing EditorLawrence Karol, formerly Executive Managing Editor at W Magazine

Special Projects Editor– Mitchell Owens, formerly Editor at Large at
Elle Decor

Interiors Editor-Robert Rufino , formerly Vice President of Creative Services at Tiffany & Co., and most recently, a Senior Editor at Large at House Beautiful.
Design Editor-Howard Christian, formerly manager of the Treillage design/home-furnishings/garden shops
Style Editor-Elana Frankel, formerly Decorating Editor at Martha Stewart Living

Senior Writer-Sam Cochran, formerly a freelance writer specializing in design, arts and culture, and travel

Copy Chief– Kate Hambrecht, formerly Copy Chief at Elle Decor

Assistant Editor, Digital– Katherine Jerde, formerly Editorial Assistant at Architectural Digest in Los Angeles

Margaret Russell Staffs Up at Architectural Digest