Let the poaching begin.
Kristina O’Neill has been in her new role as editor-in-chief of WSJ for only one week (she officially started on October 29), but she’s already poached at least one senior editor from Harper’s Bazaar, where she previously worked for 10 years.
According to WWD, O’Neill has named Elisa Lipsky-Karasz fashion news and features director of WSJ. Clearly the two (pictured here) took a shine to one another when they both worked together at Bazaar.
The new hire will definitely come as a blow to Bazaar, since the title recently promoted Lipsky-Karasz to replace O’Neill as executive editor. Lipsky-Karasz is also the third senior editor to leave the fashion glossy in under a month, following O’Neill’s and fashion features director Anamaria Wilson’s recent exits.
There’s obviously a lot of room at the top of the masthead at Bazaar now–so the question is who should fill it?