A dark day at 4 Times Square. As we predicted, pink slips have started to rain down at Conde Nast with 60 employees getting the boot now or in the very immediate future, many coming from Brides and Self Magazine.
On the upside, those who find themselves without an editorial job can find a home creating content for brands and retailers. Fashionista investigates the trend of writers and editors leaving publishing and heading to retail brands. This timely article comes on the heels of Harper's Bazaar fashion features editor Anamaria Wilson jumping ship to Michael Kors to serve as Vice President of global corporate communications. Theres other news from Harper's this week, with Carine Roitfeld joining on as global fashion director. Dont worry, fans of CR Fashion Book, shell continue her work on that publication as she contributes fashion stories to Bazaars 26 international editions.
Garden and Gun has a new senior style editor, M.K. Quinlan, who comes to the position having worked as a designer for Andrew Law.
Kurt Soller who recently announced his departure from Esquire is joining the team at The Cut, handling mostly womens fashion.
Ad Age's Magazine of the Year, Marie Claire has a spate of new hires, poaching Riza Cruz from Vogue and Tracy Shaffer from Cosmopolitan. Riza will be the executive editor, while Tracy takes the position of entertainment director. Lea Goldman, features director at the pub, can now call herself features and special projects director after receiving a promotion. Marie Claires previous senior market editor, Courtney Weinblatt is now the fashion director at online shopping destination ISAAY.com.