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Layoffs Hit Condé Nast

We figured layoffs were coming when Condé Nast asked their titles to make budget cutbacks, and now they’re starting to happen.

There have been several cuts across a few Condé Nast titles. The New York Post reports eight staffers from Self and Susan Portnoy, vice president of corporate communications for the past seven years, were cut.

Additionally, Logan Hill from GQ was let go. “Budget cuts got me,” tweeted Hill. “Loved my colleagues at GQ and the magazine, but now I’m a freelance writer.”

There are also expected to be cuts at Glamour and Fairchild Fashion Media.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Mike Francesa and WBLS Are Marconi Award Winners, September 21
  2. Sue Simmons (left) in First Interview Since Leaving WNBC: ‘I Cried Every Day,‘ September 26
  3. Cover Battle: GQ or Complex, September 20
  4. Sandra Lee is Launching a Magazine, September 26
  5. Vogue Issues Fantastic Correction, September 25
  6. Michael Moynihan Joins Newsweek/The Daily Beast, September 26

 

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Here is Why It’s Difficult to Defend Tina Brown and Newsweek, September 17
  2. USA Today Says Its Logo is ‘Cool,‘ September 14
  3. The New USA Today is Here, September 14
  4. Quartz to Launch Sept. 24, September 19
  5. Cover Battle: GQ or Complex, September 22
  6. Cablevision Customers Not Blacked Out From Giants Thursday Nighter, September 19

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Cover Battle: GQ or Complex

Welcome back to FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. Today we have GQ versus Complex. GQ features Denzel Washington looking like the most perfect man in the world as always. We would pay top dollar just to stand next to him. We would also gladly die after doing that, because really, how can you top standing near Washington? You can’t.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Horrible, Terrible, Bad Celtic Rajon Rondo Joins GQ as Intern, September 7
  2. O Magazine Announces Three New Hires, September 11
  3. Cover Battle: Architectural Digest or Time Style and Design, September 6
  4. New York Times Makes Right Call With No Front Page Coverage of 9/11, September 11
  5. Time Adds Social Media Editor, September 12
  6. Cover Battle: Rolling Stone or New York, September 13
  7. Nipples on New Yorker Cartoon Prompt a Facebook Ban, September 11

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Horrible, Terrible, Bad Celtic Rajon Rondo Joins GQ as Intern

Rajon Rondo — the horrible, terrible, bad, evil point guard for the vile Boston Celtics — has a new gig as a fashion intern for GQ.

Rondo will be working closely with Jim Moore, GQ’s creative director, during his time at the magazine. He will also attend fashion shows with GQ’s editors and then write about the events for the glossy’s website.

“I love the set-up so far and I’m having fun,” Rondo said in a statement. “I’m still a rookie at this; I’m humble. Anything GQ needs me to do — getting coffee — I’ll do.”

Maybe GQ could have Rondo not torch the Knicks almost every single time they play the Celtics? How about that? Maybe Rondo could stop making our point guards — who are now collectively 321 years old — look like idiots? We think that’s a good place to start. Just in case GQ’s editors needed any help.

 

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GQ Adds Editor, Promotes Two

GQ has added Kevin Sintumuang as a multimedia editor and promoted two others. Sintumuang comes to GQ from The Wall Street Journal, where he served as features editor for its “Off Duty” section. Prior to his time at WSJ, he was a senior associate editor at GQ.

“Kevin worked here for years, so he has the GQ sensibility in his bones and knows the voice of the magazine,” said Jim Nelson, GQ’s editor-in-chief. “He is one of the best and most knowledgeable editors at creating lively, slightly irreverent, and authoritative lifestyle service, which is not easy to do, and which works extremely well on GQ.com. I like to think of his return as a no-brainer that will actually import a lot of brains.”

Sintumuang will join GQ on September 17.

Additionally, Ted Stafford has been promoted to fashion market director, and Will Welch has been promoted to senior editor, style.

Lucky EIC Brandon Holley on Getting a Magazine Job

Brandon Holley held editor positions at Time Out and GQ, helped launch Elle Girl and headed Yahoo! Shine before taking the helm at Lucky in 2011. And, she says, if you want to snag a top spot on a magazine masthead, you need to be a vocal and proactive voice for the brand.

“I think people make a mistake when they wanna climb the masthead, and they assume the editor-in-chief should pay attention to them. And, now that I’m on the other side of the desk, I love people who come to me,” Holley said in our Media Beat interview.

Holley explained that she made a name for herself at GQ by giving “steady input without being annoying” to editor-in-chief Art Cooper. “I wasn’t kissing ass, but I would write memos to him and say, ‘I think this section could use this,’ and ‘I think we should start a new section that’s this’… I’m a huge fan of memo writing.”

The EIC also debunked that rumor about Lucky going all-digital or scaling back its print frequency. “That was a weird misunderstanding of our mission,” she said.

Part 2: Brandon Holley Calls Fashion Blogging ‘Most Exciting Thing to Happen in Publishing in Decades’
Part 3: Lucky’s Brandon Holley Talks Photoshop and Fashion

GQ to Debut ‘Live’ Issue

For its September issue, GQ is going live. A little explanation: Every ad and some of the editorial content will feature print-to-mobile capabilities, thus offering readers much more to digest. The bonus material can be accessed via the free GQ Live app, available August 21 for download from both the Apple and Google Play app stores.

According to GQ the “live” issue is a first for the magazine industry, which means there will likely be some kinks along the way. The GQ Live app is made to bring up videos, 3D imaging and more, so there will be plenty of chances for something to not work.

However, if GQ Live works well, advertisers will definitely be excited about the opportunity to engage with consumers in a new way, and readers will certainly enjoy the extra content.

GQ Joins Forces with Nordstrom

GQ is teaming up with Nordstrom to take advantage of a shared consumer demographic. The basics of the partnership: GQ’s editors will select several men’s products which will be featured online at NordstromMen.com under the heading “GQ Selects.” Those products will also be featured in GQ and GQ.com. Additionally, Nordstrom will host in-store events centered on the GQ picks.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Nordstrom on the successful editorial franchise GQ Selects, which allows our readers to literally shop from the pages of GQ,” said Chris Mitchell, GQ’s vice president and publisher. “Aligning with such a retail powerhouse takes the program to the next level.”

It all starts with the July issue of GQ and will last for six months.

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