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Posts Tagged ‘Cass Spencer’

Dr. Oz’s Magazine Loses Two Staffers Before Debut

Dr. Oz’s magazine — Dr. Oz The Good Life — doesn’t debut until tomorrow, but there has been some early chaos behind the scenes. The New York Post reports that two key staffers from the glossy’s art and design team have already departed.

Cass Spencer, The Good Life’s design director and point person on the look of the magazine, is gone after an alleged disagreement with Hearst’s editorial director, Ellen Levine. Jenny SargentThe Good Life’s photo director, is also out. Sargent’s situation is less dramatic; she left to take a job as Billboard’s deputy photo director.

A Hearst spokesperson told the Post that the company was “extremely happy” with The Good Life and brushed off Spencer and Sargent leaving, explaining, “When magazines are in startup mode, changes occur.”

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Prevention Brings In Four New Department Directors

Prevention editor-in-chief Diane Salvatore welcomed four new members to her staff with the hirings of Lori Powell as food director, Cass Spencer as design director, Marybeth Dulany as photography director, and Mia Song as deputy art director.  Each of these additions to the Prevention team comes with ample experience in their respective fields and Salvatore said she looks forward to them all enriching the magazine with their contributions:

I can’t think of a more exciting way to start the New Year than to welcome Lori, Cass, Marybeth and Mia, who are absolutely tops in their fields. With these staff additions, Prevention readers will enjoy even more creative and dynamic content and visuals from the magazine they already trust to be a leader and an inspiration in helping them live a healthier lifestyle every single day.

Powell is a chef, food editor, and stylist who has held major director and editor roles at Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, and LadiesHome Journal.  Spencer previously served as deputy art director at People and also was art director at Teen People and Cargo.  Prior to joining Prevention, Dulany was photography director at Health since 2008 and held the same position at ParentsLadiesHomes Journal, McCalls, and Rosie before that.  Song has worked in the design and art departments at Glamour, Mens Health, BusinessWeek, TVGuide, and InStyle.