Report: 'W' Magazine Hit With Layoffs

The cuts allegedly include longtime Executive Beauty Director Jane Larkworthy.
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The cuts allegedly include longtime Executive Beauty Director Jane Larkworthy.
Barbra Streisand on "W" Magazine, Dec. 2016. Photo: "W" Magazine

Barbra Streisand on "W" Magazine, Dec. 2016. Photo: "W" Magazine

Just hours after the news that Self would be folding its print magazine in favor of digital, further shake-ups have been reported at Condé Nast. According to WWD, four staffers have been let go at W Magazine, including the magazine's longtime Executive Beauty Director Jane Larkworthy, who joined W in 2000 while the company was still part of Condé Nast's Fairchild Publications. A spokesperson for W did not immediately respond to our request for comment. 

According to — which publishes 10, rather than the traditional 12, issues a year — Larkworthy will not be replaced, though the title will "continue covering the beauty sector by way of contributors." And when asked whether it would "reduce its frequency as it had fewer resources now," a W representative told WWD that "there would be no changes." Additionally, WWD reports that some employees at the magazine could be reassigned to other titles within Condé Nast, as has been the case with previous layoffs at the mega-media company.

We will update this post as soon as we learn more.

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