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Epicurious Names Nilou Motamed Editor-in-Chief

Nilou Motamed has been named the new editor-in-chief of Epicurious, the food site from Condé Nast. Motamed comes to the site from Travel + Leisure, where served as features director and senior correspondent. During her time at the magazine it earned seven James Beard Journalism Award wins and nominations.

“As an obsessive food lover ­— and a devoted user of Epicurious since the early days — I’m thrilled to be joining the Epicurious family,” said Motamed, in a statement. “Most of all, I’m excited to engage with our tremendously passionate audience. I look forward to working with the Epicurious team to continue to grow our community and unlock the potential of this amazing brand.”

Motamed succeeds Tanya Steel, who is staying with Epicurious, but will shift her focus to special features.

Motamed begins November 11. She’ll report to Carolyn Kremins, senior VP and general manager of Epicurious.

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Carolyn Kremins Named Senior VP, General Manager of Epicurious

Carolyn Kremins is leaving her role at Condé Nast Traveler to serve as Epicurious’ senior vice president and general manager. Kremins had been VP and publisher of Traveler since 2011.

Kremins is succeeding Beth-Ann Eason, who will now serve as senior VP, digital development and general manager of ZipList, a mobile/online shopping list platform.

Both appointments are effective July 8. Kremins successor at Traveler will be named soon.

Condé Nast Continues Changes

Who wants some more Condé Nast news? You do! This morning we said that there was nothing on the fate of Carolyn Kremins yet, but that has changed, according to WWD.

Kremins is now Publisher of Traveler, and its Publisher, Chris Mitchell, is now the Publisher of GQ. And that’s not all folks. GQ’s Publisher, Pete Hunsinger, is expected to be moved up at Condé.

We’ll be back in an hour with news that all of the above has changed.

Brides EIC Out After 25 Years

One of those rumors we mentioned yesterday turned out to be true (no, not the Kevin James one). Millie Martini Bratten, the Editor-in-Chief of Brides magazine since 1986, has been fired.

The New York Post reports that Anne Fulenwider, the Executive Editor of Marie Claire is replacing her. There has been no word on Carolyn Kremins, Brides’ Publisher yet, but she is still expected to move on from the title.

The shakeup at Brides might not be the only moves. We mentioned Lucky’s Publisher Michelle Meyers yesterday, but now there is word that tensions are mounting between Self’s Publisher Laura McEwen, and its Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Danziger.

Rumor Mill Cranks at Condé

Everyone likes a good rumor, right? Well, unless it happens to be about Kevin James releasing an album, then it would be kind of depressing. But thankfully, this isn’t about James. WWD says that there are a few rumors floating around at Condé Nast right now, especially around Brides magazine.

Apparently the buzz is that Carolyn Kremins, the Publisher of Brides, and Millie Martini Bratten, the Editor-in-Chief, are on their way out. Kremins is likely to stick around Condé — ”She’ll be incredibly strategic with her next move,” said a source — but Martini Bratten looks to be headed out of the company.

Additionally, there is a lot of talk that Michelle Myers could be ousted at Lucky.

Glamour Seeking New Publisher

According to Adweek, Glamour is on the lookout for someone to take the Publisher reins from Bill Wackermann. As Publishing Director for Condé Nast Wackermann’s duties have been piling up, and the company is hoping to find someone who can take over Glamour and dedicate more time to it.

Just who might fill the role? Adweek has some ideas:

If it looks inside its ranks, it might tap Carolyn Kremins, the ambitious publisher of Brides, who’s been recognized for the title’s strong performance. If Condé goes outside to fill the position, it could try to poach Nancy Berger Cardone, a Condé Nast alum with strong fashion chops who’s now publisher of Hearst’s Marie Claire (and whose hire could be a poke in the eye of the rival Hearst).

Other potential outside candidates could include Connie Anne Phillips, a Condé vet who as publisher of Time Inc.’s InStyle has made it a formidable competitor to Vogue, and Kim Kelleher, a onetime rising star at Condé who is now worldwide publisher of Time magazine.

As you can see, none of the FishbowlNY Editors were on the list, but maybe that’s because we’re almost too fabulous for the job. At least that’s what we’re going to believe.

Condé Nast Promotes Carolyn Kremins

VP/publisher of Condé Nast bridal brands Carolyn Kremins will be taking on some more responsibilities in the new year. Condé CEO Charles H. Townsend announced today that he has appointed Kremins to oversee sales and marketing for Brides.com and sixteen Brides local magazines.  Both Brides.com and Brides will continue to work together under magazine editor Milli Martini Bratten and website editor Julie Raimondi.

Kremins has served as VP/publisher at Brides since 2009 after working at the same role for the now shuttered Cookie magazine.   In her tenure at Brides, the title has witnessed a 27 percent growth in ad pages from 2009 to 2010.  Kremins also was group publisher of The Week at Dennis Publishing since 2002 and worked with Maxim, Maxim online, Maxim fashion, and Stuff magazine.

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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Former Cookie Publisher Jumps To Brides in Condé Shakeup

brides105.jpg On the heels of today’s announcement that Condé Nast is shuttering Gourmet, Cookie, Elegant Bride and Modern Bride, the company has named Carolyn Kremins vice president and publisher of Brides, effective immediately. Kremins, who had been publisher of now-bygone parenting mag Cookie, replaces Alison Adler-Matz, who will be leaving the company. According to a statement released by Condé SVP and publisher William Wackermann, Kremins “will assume all publisher responsibilities for Brides as it transitions from six to twelve issues a year,” leaving sister publications Elegant Bride and Modern Bride behind.

More: So What Do You Do, Brides Publisher Alison Adler-Matz?

Full press release, after the jump.

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Breaking: Condé Shutters Four Magazines: Cookie, Gourmet, Two Bridal Titles

cookie cover.jpgWe have been waiting for news of what sort of changes consulting company McKinsey & Co. will bring to Condé Nast, and this morning we have the answer. According to reports, the company is planning to shutter Gourmet, parenting magazine Cookie, Elegant Bride and Modern Bride.

Although there had been speculation that one of Condé’s epicurean titles was not long for this world, the closing of Cookie comes as sort of surprise. Especially since as recently as last week the magazine’s publicist pitched us an interview with Cookie‘s publisher Carolyn Kremins, boasting that she was “recently awarded the MIN Sales Team Leader of the Year for 2008 recognizing her 11 percent increase in ad revenue in 2008 versus 2007 with almost 30 percent of the publication’s 2008 ad pages [coming] from new advertisers.”

Mediaite quickly posted the email that went out to staffers today from CEO Chuck Townsend, which breaks down the changes. We’ve posted after the jump.

Here’s the most important parts of the memo:

“…Brides will increase its frequency to monthly to solidify its position as the most important brand in the bridal category, and Modern Bride and Elegant Bride will close.

Gourmet magazine will cease monthly publication, but we will remain committed to the brand, retaining Gourmet‘s book publishing and television programming, and Gourmet recipes on Epicurious.com. We will concentrate our publishing activities in the epicurean category on Bon Appétit.

Finally, Cookie magazine will be discontinued, and resources that had been dedicated to its publishing will be invested elsewhere.

The editorial and business staffs of Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Gourmet, and Cookie all have earned their magazines large and devoted followings. We have been proud to publish these titles, and we are grateful to the staffs for their hard work and dedication.

We’re also hearing that there are staffers roaming around Condé’s offices at 750 Third Ave., which houses WWD and the bridal group among other titles, counting empty desks.

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After the jump, Townsend’s email.

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