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Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.07.05

A go for Men's Vogue leaves a masthead waiting to be filled.

October 7, 2005

Today is a tale of two greenlit magazines. Men's Vogue will be back for three issues next year and 10 in 2007, prompting Condé Nast execs to bring in New Yorker associate publisher William Li as publisher and confirm that launch editor Jay Fielden is there to stay. More to the point, Fielden plans to hire 30 full time editorial employees, who will be joined by nearly two dozen sales staffers. (Although how many from Fairchild's just-shuttered Vitals—who were promised first crack at new jobs inside Condé—will end up there?) Meanwhile, over at Hearst, the Real Simple-manqué Weekend will publish five issues next year, offering editor Susan Wyland a shot at the original austere lifestyle mag she founded and had cruelly take away from her by Time Inc....

The long-expected big change at the top of Time Inc. is coming: editor-in-chief Norman Pearlstine will step aside soon for editorial director (and good buddy) John Huey. What effect this will have on the rest of Time Inc. is up for discussion—Huey already had the power to replace the top editors of Entertainment Weekly and Fortune with his favorites, and he doesn't like to get his hands dirty with the company's women-centric magazines anyway. Which is why everybody assumed that People managing editor Martha Nelson will slide upstairs sooner or later to take Huey's old job and become czarina of everything he's too busy to manage...

Fast Company and Inc. both have permanent editors-in-chief now that acting Fast Company editor Mark Vamos is officially the editor. He replaced John Byrne, who hightailed it to BusinessWeek shortly after the magazine was sold. Jane Berentson will return to Inc. as the editor—replacing the magazine's now-CEO John Koten—after a stint as executive editor of Real Simple... The magazines' new publishing director has also promised to add more than a dozen new sales staffers...

U. S. News & World Report definitely ain't hiring, but would you really want to work there? The magazine just laid off nine more employees in its latest round of belt-tightening, two of whom were pregnant women. What a family-friendly place... Mark Golin's and Mark Remy's humorous website project over at Time Inc. hired comedy writer Chris Kula (and former Stuff editor Dan Bergstein) to work on the site, which we know because Kula spilled the details on his personal blog...

Wendy Lefkon and Victoria Saxon are the editorial director and executive editor, respectively, of the consolidate Disney Press and Disney Editions lines... Donna Bray has been upped to editorial director at Hyperion Books for Children... And Ann Marie Resnick is the new VP of marketing and promotion of Scholastic's book club division...

Brendan Lemon unexpectedly resigned as the editor of Out... Kim Osorio, the beleaguered (to say the least) editor of The Source for the past three years, has bailed out to become executive editor at Joel Sappell is now the assistant managing editor and executive editor of interactive media at the Los Angeles Times, a new position... Orville Clack is the new design director of Star... And Tim Bruno is leaving the Today-GMA rivalry behind him, as he's departing as the supervising producer at Today...


October 7, 2005: William Li has been named publisher of Men's Vogue. He has been associate publisher of The New Yorker since April 2004 and joined the magazine in January 2002 as advertising director. (release)

October 7, 2005: Mark Preston is the new political editor of CNN. He worked previously as a Senate reporter for Roll Call. (FishBowlDC)

October 7, 2005: David Dinerstein has left Paramount Classics. (FishBowlLA)

October 7, 2005: Ruth Vitale has left Paramount Classics. (FishBowlLA)

October 7, 2005: Scott Crystal has been promoted to president of TV Guide Publishing Group. He was previously senior-VP/publisher of the group. Prior to joining Gemstar-TV Guide in December 2002, Crystal worked for Grunar & Jahr USA, where he oversaw Inc. and Fast Company, among other titles. (AdAge)

October 7, 2005: Dennis Swanson has been named president of Fox Television Group. He was previously the No. 2 executive at the Viacom Station Group. (B&C)

October 6, 2005: Joel Sappell has been appointed assistant managing editor and executive editor, interactive, of the Los Angeles Times. (release)

October 6, 2005: Jamie Beckman has been promoted to copy chief at Men's Journal. She was previously an associate copy editor there. (mb)

October 6, 2005: Jennifer Gentusa joins Sony Pictures Digital as manager, media and promotions. She worked previously for Warner Brothers Online. (mb)

October 6, 2005: Ann Marie Resnick joins Scholastic as vice president of marketing and promotion in the book club division. She was fomerly vice president of marketing at Columbia House. (Pub. Lunch)

October 6, 2005: Victoria Saxon has been promoted to executive editor editor of the newly consolidated Disney Press and Disney Editions lines. (Pub. Lunch)

October 6, 2005: Wendy Lefkon has been named editorial director of the newly consolidated Disney Press and Disney Editions lines. (Pub. Lunch)

October 6, 2005: Donna Bray has been promoted to editorial director at Hyperion Books for Children. She was previously the executive editor. (Pub. Lunch)

October 6, 2005: Monica Matthews resigned as photography editor of Prevention magazine in August and recently completed a freelance stint there. She has been with the magazine since April 2000 and will pursue additional freelance work. (mb)

October 6, 2005: Orville T. Clarke has been named design director at The Star. He had been creative director at Jungle Media Group since April 2005. (mb)

October 6, 2005: Kim Osorio has been named executive editor, music at BET.COM. She had been editor-in-chief of The Source since March 2002. (mb)

October 5, 2005: Tim Bruno is leaving his position as supervising producer at the Today show. (mb)

October 5, 2005: Lisa Bookwalter has been named director of corporate travel sales for Meredith Publishing Group. She was most recently managing director, transportation, at The New York Times and previously director of arts and entertainment advertising for The New York Observer. (release)

October 5, 2005: Brendan Lemon has departed as editor-in-chief of Out. (Jossip)

October 5, 2005: David Wilk joins Resolution Inc. as vice president of strategic development. He was the vice president of client services at CDS. (Pub. Weekly)

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