Hearst's acquisition of Hachette Fillapachi's US titles went through today. Which means staffers at Elle, Woman's Day, Elle Decor, and several other mags will be moving over to the Hearst Tower within the next six to nine months, reports Min Online. Hearst is also buying about 300 international titles from Hachette. Most of those deals have also gone through, except for the China acquisition. (That one will happen later on this year.) It's too soon to say who's staying or who's going at Elle, but we're confident Carol Smith will be calling her favorites from the old company about making a move to Harper's Bazaar. So expect some shakeups at both magazines.
This week in Editorial Musical Chairs, two former T employees found new jobs. Bifen Xu, formerly T's associate fashion editor, has been named fashion editor at New York Magazine. T's former fashion market editor Melissa Ventosa Martin is now style director at Glamour. Town & Country snapped up W's Jamie Rosen to fill Janet Carlson's position as beauty director. Town & Country's former beauty and health editor (which is different from beauty director) Nina Judar was named Good Housekeeping's beauty director. WSJ's new EIC Deborah Needleman brought on another former Domino staffer--Lauren Goodman--to consult on fashion coverage for the Wall Street Journal's new lifestyle section. Ben Reardon, former editor of i-D has been named editor of British GQ Style. He has been replaced by former deputy editor Holly Shackelton.