The victims: at least 14 (former) Condé Nast Traveler staffers. WWD reports that on Wednesday, new Wintour-appointed EIC Pilar Guzmán fired several senior editors including executive editor Kevin Doyle and global affairs editor Dorinda Elliott, and the entire photo department. Bloomberg reports the graphics department was let go as well.
A spokesperson said that “This is part of a broader restructuring effort that will shift the focus on more of a lifestyle lens and the growing digital business,” and that at least some of the positions would be refilled.
It’s also been reported that Wintour has pushed for more fashion content in the magazine as part of its lifestyle-focused revamp. Perhaps some of those replacements will have fashion backgrounds. Though, the changes may irk some readers who depended on the magazine for the long-form travel journalism pieces it’s known for.