This week in Editorial Musical Chairs, we have some pretty major changes. Perhaps most notably, Sally Singer made her first couple of major hires at T. She brought on her friend Michelle Kessler-Sanders as fashion director, squashing those Meredith Melling-Burke rumors. She also snapped up former V/V Man editor Jacob Brown as T’s new features director. He will replace Armand Limnander, who, as we’ve already reported, followed Stefano Tonchi to W.
Also big news – both WSJ and Vogue Russia have new Editors in Chief. Deborah Needleman, former EIC of Domino (R.I.P.), will take on the head role at WSJ. Aliona Doletskaya resigned as EIC of Vogue Russia just last week and they’ve already found a replacement in former Tatler Russia EIC Victoria Davydova.
Suze Yalof Schwartz is leaving her executive fashion editor at large position at Glamour after fourteen years and following her husband to California for a change of pace.
Esquire gained a new associate editor in Julian Sancton, formerly assistant editor at Vanity Fair.
At W, Christina Caldwell, formerly editor at Sugar Inc., has been named online director.
Finally, Robert Saurberg has been named president of Condé Nast. He had been the company’s consumer marketing group president.