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Cond&eacute Nast Fires Breast-Augmented Employee

2brides2.jpgSi Newhouse may tolerate nudity in his magazines, but not in workplace, according to a Keith Kelly blind item from today regarding a former Brides employee who was recently laid off after showing two of her female colleagues the results of her breast surgery.

While the two women were “personal friends” who the employee had known for years and despite the lack of any nudity (the woman kept her sports bra on in the confines of her closed, private office), the word got around to Cond&eacute Nast‘s HR team and the woman was dismissed immediately with no severance, Kelly reports. Cond&eacute is now looking into revoking her unemployment benefits as well, he added.

Maybe this anonymous worker should have gone to work at The New York Post, which allegedly has much more lenient personnel policies.

Read More: Cond&eacute Nast boob-job exec is gone in a flashNew York Post

Marie Claire Publisher Plagemann Jumps To Vogue, Florio’s Role Expanded

vogue cover.jpgThe latest Condé Nast restructuring news comes to the top of one of the company’s highest profile pubs.

Susan Plagemann, the publisher at Hearst’s Marie Claire since 2004, has been named the newest publisher at Vogue, effective January 4.

Although she started her career at Condé Nast in the advertising department at Mademoiselle, Plagemann has spent most of her career at Hearst, working for Esquire, Cosmopolitan, the now-defunct Lifetime and then Marie Claire.

Plagemann will report to Thomas Florio, who formerly held the role of publisher at Vogue. His role has now been expanded to oversee Vogue and Teen Vogue, Bon Appétit and Condé Nast Traveler.

As The New York Observer reports, this seems to be part of Condé Nast’s McKinsey-ordered plan to create a more clearly defined reporting structure for publishers, through the creation of “super publishers” that now include Florio, Bill Wackermann (who now oversees Glamour, Details and Brides), Richard Beckman (Fairchild Group and W) and David Carey (Wired, The New Yorker and the golf group).

Full release about Plagemann, after the jump

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Brides.com Gets New Editor

brides105.jpg Amidst the recent shakeup at Condé Nast‘s bridal group, we hear that Julie Raimondi, the editor-in-chief of a group of local magazine companions to Brides, has replaced Michelle Preli as the editor-in-chief of Brides.com.

In addition to her new duties, Raimondi will remain editor of Brides Local magazines.

Earlier: Former Cookie Publisher Jumps To Brides In Conde Shakeup

Tallying Up The Condé Nast Layoffs — So Far

4 times square.jpgCan you believe it’s already been over two weeks since Condé Nast shuttered four titles, resulting in about 180 layoffs?

In the past few weeks, more layoffs have come to almost every surviving Condé Nast title, and all of them (except maybe The New Yorker) will likely experience cuts before the end of the year — if not the end of the week.

Read on for a round up of layoffs at Condé Nast that we’ve heard of so far. Know of any that we missed? Drop us a note.

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Martha Stewart Weddings: Let Them Eat Cake

51gdbC2xNGL._SL500_AA280_.jpgYou’d never know from last night that there were any concerns about bridal magazines being shut down. Far from it: In celebration of 15 years of Martha Stewart Weddings, throngs of people whose lives revolve around your special day came and raised a glass at the Plaza hotel to the televised image of the woman who kept their careers comfortable. (Martha Stewart couldn’t actually make it to the event)

There were a couple signs that all was not right in the state of Denmark.

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What’s Left At Condé Nast?

conde nast logo.jpgCondé Nast is one of the largest magazine publishers in the U.S., and the news earlier this week that it was shuttering four titles really didn’t change that.

Condé still has 18 consumer magazine titles, plus two trades — WWD and Footwear News — under its Fairchild Publications arm. But the company had been working hard to streamline it portfolio in the past year. In addition to Cookie, Gourmet, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride, which all folded this week, the company has shuttered several titles this year. Men’s Vogue went a year ago, followed by men’s wear trade pub DNR (our former home), Domino and then Portfolio

So what’s left?

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More Layoffs At Condé Nast As Brides Cuts Staffers

brides105.jpgThe New York Observer reports that Brides has laid off about a dozen staffers today, the third day in horrible news coming out of Condé Nast.

Although the additional layoffs at Condé are not surprising (and we’re likely to see more in the coming weeks), there is one piece of news in the Observer article we thought was of note:

“A source tells us that the employees laid off today received only two weeks severance for every year worked. (Compare that to employees laid off on Monday from Condé Nast who, thanks to the WARN Act, received three months severance.)”

So basically, since those let go on Monday were part of a “mass layoff” of more than 25 people, they automatically get three months’ severance. When we were laid off last year, we were also given two weeks severance for every year worked, although those who had worked there less than two years also received four weeks severance. If it worked differently today at Brides, let us know.

And in other layoff news, Gawker hears that another round of layoffs is imminent at Forbes. The company has already gone through a few rounds of layoffs and combined its print and online staffs.

Today at Conde Nast: Layoffs at BridesNew York Observer

Layoffs At Forbes? –Gawker

Earlier: Former Cookie Publisher Jumps To Brides In Conde Shakeup

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