It seems that departing Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter has set a trend: In an exclusive interview given to The New York Times, Glamour EIC Cindi Leive announced on Thursday that she, too, is flying the Condé Nast coop.
"As in all things magazine related, damn Graydon got there first," Leive acknowledges, nodding to Carter's own exclusive NYT scoop. (You've got to admit, it's one hell of a way to turn in your resignation letter.) The Glamour team was notified this morning that, after 16 years, Leive would be leaving the magazine at the end of this year.
Leive wouldn't comment on where she was going next, but only promised she wasn't going to take another media job or similar position; nor is she taking time to spend with family. "I adore my kids, but I’m not leaving to spend more time with my kids," she told the Times.
This makes Leive the fourth (fourth!) editor-in-chief to depart the role in the past week, following Carter, Robbie Myers of Elle and Nancy Gibbs of Time. There's definitely something in the water in the publishing world — only time will tell what all these changes mean for print.