Nothing like a little pre-fashion month editor shakeup to stir things up. This afternoon WWD is reporting that Sally Singer, who’s helmed T: The New York Times’ Style Magazine for a little less than two years, is out as the editor.
WWD got its hands on a note that Jill Abramson, the EIC of the NYT, sent to staff:
I’m sorry to announce that Sally Singer will be leaving T magazine and The Times at the end of this month. Sally’s contributions are clear to anyone who’s read the magazine during her tenure. Gorgeous visuals, interesting stories and enterprising features — both in print and online — have been hallmarks of her stewardship. We wish her every success.
While it’s not clear whether Singer (a former Vogue editor) was ousted or left on her own, there were some hints that Abramson was not happy with the ad page situation at T. In May WWD noted that in 2012, the newspaper glossy lost ad pages in all except two of the first seven issues. This story came shortly after one in February of this year in which WWD reported that Abramson had supposedly “[given] Singer a dressing down late last year after hearing complaints from the ad sales staff. They were having a tough time selling her magazine.”
Regardless of why she left, we’re sure the talented editor will end up somewhere notable. In the meantime, no successor has been named. Any suggestions?