December issues mean holiday gift guides, sparkly party dresses and Joanna Coles first cover as EIC at Cosmo. Shes been there a month and seems pretty solidly committed to shaking things up editorially. Even though she didnt spearhead the cover shoot with Taylor Swift, she definitely made her mark while staying true to the Cosmopolitan brand: SEXY spelled out in big multi-colored letters, a sneaky sex quiz to uncover your mans secret kinks, and a guide to late night sex.
Mens Health s style and grooming editor, Kiera Aaron has moved on to Prevention where shell be their beauty editor. Steve Kandell has said goodbye to his post as editor-in-chief of Spin magazine to be the long form editor for BuzzFeed. The new deputy editor at The Atlantic Wire is none other than former Esquire web director Matt Sullivan.
Over at Interview, Lauren Tabach Bank (entertainment director) and Meghan Dailey (deputy editor) have left. Lauren has just been named entertainment director for T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
Michelle Reneau's last day as market director at Nylon was Friday. She's off to the glamorous world of freelance styling. No word on a replacement yet. We've also learned that the pop culture/fashion mag has lost long-time executive editor Luke Crisell and editorial assistant Caitlin Smith.
Paula Lee who was the accessories assistant at Marie Claire is moving up to accessories editor for O, The Oprah Magazine.
As we mentioned previously, there has been a lot of movement at Harpers Bazaar. The Hearst staple previously announced that Carine Roitfeld would come on board as Global Fashion Director. Theyve now elaborated further on her role which will see her styling four editorials a year that are scheduled to run in all of Bazaars international editions. Cant wait to see what the edgy editrix has up her sleeves.