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Revolving Door Newsletter: 03.10.06
The New York Times and Real Simple redecorate their mastheadsMarch 10, 2006
Change near the top of The New York Times' masthead last week led to change near the top of Real Simple's earlier this week. It started with an internal memo at the Times announcing that Barbara Graustark, who had overseen the paper's Dining, House and Home, and Sunday and Thursday Styles sections for the last five years, had been booted outside as a yet-to-be-determined editor-at-large. In the meantime, Michael Cannell, who had overseen House and Home, was bailing out to head to Real Simple. After a quick reshuffling of editors, Trish Hall was suddenly running Real Estate, House and Home, and Dining, while Trip Gabriel took full control of the combined Sunday and Thursday Styles operation. Cannell landed at Real Simple as home editor, replacing Susan Leaderman, who had slipped away in January independently of Time Inc.'s editorial bloodbath. At the same time, deputy editor Elizabeth Mayhew was promoted to editorial development director, where she'll oversee Real Simple's burgeoning line of editorial spinoffs, and taking her old job is People's Anne-Marie O'Neill... (The Architect's Newspaper, WWD)
Absolute, which shut down unexpectedly late last month, may be starting up again under new management, according to a report in Wednesday's New York Post. But editor Andrew Essex won't be back, as he's just signed a short-term deal with Rodale as a consulting editor on Men's Health and Best Life. And neither will two of his former assistants ǿ they've already landed jobs at Allure and Giant... (NYP, WWD)
In book publishing: executive editor Courtney Hodell leaves HarperCollins for Farrar, Straus; Mark Tavani is now a senior editor at Ballantine; Tim Brazier joins Basic Books as publicity manager, and Julie Marshall was promoted to director of sales at Kaplan... And The New York Times' Motoko Rich should have a field day on her new publishing beat after keeping her finger on the surface tension of the city's real estate bubble for the paper...
Judy Miller (no, not that one; the other one) won't be joining the AP after all as national editor, but will stay in Miami and join the investigative firm Kroll & Associates instead... Trump World magazine has a new creative director, Aaron Sigmond (formerly of Smoke, and Radar, although Maer Roshan would rather forget that stint ever happened) and new senior and managing editors...
The New York Daily News has three new SVPs, whom the Post will no doubt start mocking soon. The Post will probably start with Guy "Doc" Holliday, who will be running advertising, and move to new circ chief Rhonda Novick and operations chief James Brill from there...
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