'Self' Magazine Lays Off Several Staff Following Publisher Exit

Only the editorial team is reported to have suffered cuts.
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Only the editorial team is reported to have suffered cuts.
Rita Ora covers the latest 'Self'. Photo: Self

Rita Ora covers the latest 'Self'. Photo: Self

WWD is reporting that Self laid off up to 15 editorial staffers on Thursday. A source close to the magazine confirmed to Fashionista that layoffs occurred, but did not specify a number. 

On Wednesday, Condé Nast announced that the company was combining Self and Glamour's sales and marketing teams under the direction of Glamour Publisher Connie Anne Phillips, and that Self Publisher Mary Murko was departing as a result. According to WWD, however, Thursday's layoffs affected only the editorial team — across the fashion, features, art, production, copy and research departments, in addition to the bookings editor and business managers. The digital team and senior staff remain. 

A spokesperson for Self did not confirm the news to Fashionista, but released the following statement: 

"Since relaunching in March, SELF.com has exceeded growth expectations. We are making strategic decisions about resources to support our digital and social platforms while maintaining the integrity of our print product."