There’s no shortage of changes going round the publishing world today. On the heels of news that Conde Nast has eliminated 60 positions, come reports of more editorial shakeups–this time at rival publishing house Hearst.
According to WWD, newly-appointed EICs Joanna Coles and Anne Fulenwider are making some staffing changes at Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, respectively. And it seems to be a game of ‘trade-the-editor,’ between the two EICs.
Coles has poached three of her former Marie Claire coworkers: site director Abby Gardner, executive editor Joyce Chang and entertainment director Dana Stern Schwartz, who will all now be working at Cosmo (presumably in the same roles).
Over at Marie Claire, Fulenwider replaced Chang with former Vogue senior editor Riza Cruz, and replaced Schwartz with Tracy Shaffer, who incidentally (or not?) booked many of Cosmo’s celebrity covers. Fulenwider also promoted Marie Claire‘s features director Lea Goldman, who will now also oversee the quarterly supplement “@Work,” which added 20 pages of ads to its September issue.
Meanwhile, back at at 4 Times Square, the news is only getting bleaker. According to a reliable source, Glamour also had to eliminate at least one editorial position–though it’s not yet known who was let go. The source added that each title had to make staff cuts.