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Glamour Adds DC Editor

Glamour logo GGlamour has named Giovanna Gray Lockhart a contributing editor, covering Washington, D.C., and politics.

Lockhart comes to Glamour from the office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, where she served as a senior advisor. She previously worked as head of business development for branding firm Pearlfisher. She also cofounded Generation Obama.

“I’ve known Giovanna for years, and am thrilled to bring her energy and strategic thinking to Glamour,” said Cindi Leive, Glamour’s editor, in a statement. “As we head into a heated campaign season and beyond, I can’t imagine a better force to bring the important issues and people from both sides of the aisle to Glamour’s readers.”

Lockhart’s appointment is effective immediately.

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Glamour Helps Send Girls to Secondary School

Glamour is a powerful brand and it’s using that influence to do some good in this world. The magazine has launched Girl Project, a partnership with several nonprofits to help raise money that will be used to advance the education of young girls.

The magazine is asking readers to donate money, which will then be distributed to the nonprofits (CARE USA, Plan International USA, Girls Inc. and Communities in Schools). From there, the nonprofits will deal out the funds.

Readers — and anyone else — can make donations of $5, $25, $50, $150, $375 or more. Donations of $5 help get a girl school supplies, while donations of $25 come with a thank-you note, and $375 features direct communication with the girl receiving the help.

“Educating girls is proven to grow communities and even cut out the roots of terrorism,” said Glamour’s editor, Cindi Leive, in a statement. “The fact that a group of women in, say, Des Moines can send a girl to school in Pakistan is one of the most optimistic acts I can think of, and we’re proud to partner with these knowledgeable organizations to help make it possible.”

Editors Give Derek Jeter Advice

Derek Jeter GDerek Jeter, the greatest baseball player of all time forever and ever, recently launched his own sports site — The Players’ Tribune. The site will feature content penned by pro athletes. Pro athletes, as you know, are not pro writers.

In an effort to help Jeter, Digiday asked several quality editors to dole out advice to Jeets. Below is just a sampling.

David Remnick (The New Yorker): “Since Derek Jeter has nothing but success in life, I gleefully anticipate his reaction when his first writer begins, ‘I just want to thank the fans.…’ Good luck, Derek! Hire real writers and pay them well.”

Cindi Leive (Glamour): “Work hard, sweat the details and remember: Drama counts!”

David Granger (Esquire): “It’s the guys who don’t get all that much playing time who most often have the valuable perspective and the funniest stories to offer. Don’t be afraid to let some of these guys contribute anonymously, as long as the professionals (like the incredible Gary Hoenig who you’ve already hired) make the effort to vet their contentions. This could be a good thing, as long as you push your contributors to tell both pleasant and unpleasant truths. Make it funny, make it real and you could have something here.”

Glamour’s Cindi Leive to Host Google Hangout on Diversity in Fashion

Ever wanted to ask Cindi Leive, the editor-in-chief of Glamour, a question about diversity in fashion? If so, today’s your lucky day. If not, maybe tomorrow will be your lucky day. We really have no idea.

For those of you interested, Leive will be hosting a Google Hangout on diversity (or the lack thereof) in fashion at 1 pm.

Leive will be joined by former model Bethann Hardison, The Cut’s contributing fashion critic Robin Givhan, and fashion designer Tracy Reese.

You can watch the Hangout and submit questions to be answered live by clicking through.

Chuck Townsend Endorses Cindi Leive

Chuck TownsendCEO of Condé Nast, is fan of Cindi LeiveGlamour’s editor-in-chief. Even if (maybe!) Anna Wintour isn’t. Ever since Wintour was named artistic director and immediately began lopping off Condé editors’ heads, rumors have been swirling that Leive was next to get axed.

However, Townsend — speaking to The New York Post — put his full support behind Glamour’s editor. “I’m just about to go down there [Glamour's offices] now to celebrate their 75th anniversary issue and the wonderful job Cindi’s done,” said Townsend. “I’m going to get down on one knee and thank her [Cindi] for the job she’s done on that brand. She’s my girl.”

Not much better than having the CEO refer to you as his “girl.” Though “woman” might have been better.

Glamour Tweaks Look, Increases Fashion Coverage

Glamour readers are in for some surprises when they open the magazine’s latest issue. WWD reports that the glossy has increased its fashion coverage, tweaked the appearance of the title and added a new column from editor-in-chief Cindi Leive.

A new section that explores the world of fashion designers kicks things off with a look at Rag & Bone’s creative team. Glamour’s March issue also features a shoot at Condé’s eventual new home, 1 WTC. Paul Ritter, Glamour’s relatively new creative director, fine tuned the magazine by adding more details than typically found in past issues. Leive has also added a new column, “Step Into My Office” in which she interviews a successful woman. First up? Sheryl Sandberg. Not a bad start.

Leive seemed rather excited about the new Glamour. She told WWD that new design was inspired by the “everyday chicness of the American woman.” That’s good, because according to Leive, 1 out of 10 American women reads Glamour. That’s a lot of chicness.

Jillian Davison Named Glamour Fashion Director

Jillian Davison has been named fashion director of Glamour. Davison, who we imagine must be Anna Wintour approved, is succeeding Anne Christensen, who resigned last week.

Davison comes to Glamour from Vogue Australia, where she had served as creative director since 2012. Prior to that, Davison served as fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

“As a longtime admirer of Jill’s work, I’m thrilled to bring her energetic point of view to Glamour,” said Cindi Leive, editor of Glamour, in a statement. “She has a real vision for American fashion, and will steer our fashion coverage forward during an exciting time of dynamic growth for the brand.”

Davison’s appointment is effective in January.

Anna Wintour Forces Changes at Glamour

As we expected, Anna Wintour has brought changes to Glamour. The New York Post reports that Anne Christensen, the magazine’s fashion director, has resigned. Christensen had been full-time with Glamour since 2010. She’s apparently going back to freelancing work.

This move wouldn’t be so noteworthy if it weren’t for the fact that Wintour had turned her eyes o’ death to Glamour late last month. Word was that Wintour wasn’t happy with the slumping glossy — newsstand sales dropped 29 percent in the first half of 2013 — and was looking to make changes. Didn’t take long, did it?

While Cindi Leive and a few other top Condé editors are safe from Wintour’s wand of destruction, Christenen’s resignation only proves (yet again) that everyone else should be crossing their fingers.

Paul Ritter Named Creative Director of Glamour

Paul Ritter has been named creative director of Glamour. Ritter was most recently design director for Elle, where he had been since 2007. He has also previously served as creative director for Life and Vitals.

Glamour is in its prime, and as we head into our 75th anniversary next March, we’re setting the course for growth for decades to come,” said Cindi Leive, Glamour’s editor-in-chief, in a statement. “Paul is a strong creative force with a keen understanding of style and culture, and I’m thrilled to have him on board to help me build a modern all-American fashion magazine for the future.”

Ritter is succeeding Geraldine HesslerGlamour‘s creative director, design. Hessler is leaving the magazine.

Anna Wintour’s Hand of Death Hovers Over Glamour

Death gaze!

Ever since Anna Wintour was named artistic director of Condé Nast, her power and influence have grown. As we’ve mentioned, that has meant bad things for Condé editors who aren’t up to snuff. The New York Times reports that Wintour’s death gaze has now turn to Glamour, which means Cindi Leive, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, had better look alive. While she can.

Recently Wintour signed off on the firing of Klara Glowczewska (the longtime editor of Condé Nast Traveler) and Brandon Holley (the editor of Lucky). Pilar Guzmán and Eva Chen — their replacements, respectively — were Wintour endorsed. With that done, Wintour’s icy hand of death has started flipping the pages of Glamour:

Now Ms. Wintour is turning her attention to Glamour, which has lost over 28 percent of its newsstand sales in the year ending in June, and perhaps other magazines as well. According to a magazine executive at a competing company with direct knowledge of the discussions, a creative director at his company was approached about working in a similar role for Glamour, and told that the post would report to Ms. Wintour, not Cindi Leive, the magazine’s editor. (Mr. Townsend acknowledged the discussions, but said the reporting line detail was “dead wrong.”)

Of course Wintour maintains that editors shouldn’t feel like her presence means they should update their wills.

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