Down to running just two properties, Conde Nast Digital's editorial director Jamie Pallot is leaving the company, according to sources.
At one point Pallot was responsible for Men.style.com, Style.com, Epicurious.com, and Concierge.com. Now that Men.Style.com doesn't exist and Style.com is moving to Fairchild, there's only Epicurious and Concierge left. And who knows what's in store for those two properties, given the fact that Bon Appetit is getting a revamp with new editor Adam Rapaport and Conde Nast Traveler is paying more and more attention to the web.
It's quite obvious that Conde Nast Digital, as a separate entity, is being dissolved. The idea of having separately branded digital properties made sense in the aughts. Now higher-ups are realizing that every brand must have a presence on the Web. It seems that Style.com is a strong enough brand to survive, but it will be the only piece of Pallot's mini empire to do so.
Update 1: A Conde Nast rep vehemently denies this. We're waiting for an official statement.
Update 2: Conde Nast's official statement: "Jamie Pallot has been and will continue to be a critical part of the Conde Nast Digital team. In addition to continuing to grow and innovate in our existing digital businesses, we are very focused on adding to our digital portfolio via new product development, partnerships, and acquisitions."