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Harper’s Bazaar Names Two Exec Editors

Harper’s Bazaar has announced the appointment of two executive editors: Kimberly Cutter and Laura Brown. Cutter comes to the magazine from Brides, where she most recently served as executive features director. This appointment — beginning January 2, 2013 — marks a return to Harper’s Bazaar for Cutter, as she served as features director for the magazine in 2007.

Brown has been with Harper’s Bazzar since 2005. She most recently served as features/special projects director. Her new title is executive editor/special projects.

“I am thrilled to welcome Kimberly back to the Harper’s Bazaar team and to announce Laura’s promotion,” said Glenda Bailey, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, in a statement.  ”Kimberly’s experience will enhance our mission to provide readers with everything they need to live a fashionable life.”

Harper’s Bazaar Promotes Three

Harper’s Bazaar has promoted three editors. The details, via WWD, are below.

Still no word on who will succeed the magazine’s executive editor — Kristina O’Neill — who left to join WSJ. magazine.

Barbara Walters, Joe Kernen and One Republican’s Response to the Debate

1003_mockup.gifAfter last week’s head-spinning scene where real-life democrats took campaign advice from fictional politicians (Chris Noth, you’ve got my vote), I thought I’d pretty much covered the landscape of presidential politics among the Wednesday Michael’s crowd. Nothing doing. Before I could settle in for my lunch with PR maven Leslie Stevens and cosmetics entrepreneur Patti Pao, CNBC’s Joe Kernen called me over to meet Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin who was on the air with Joe earlier today deconstructing last night’s debates (We suggest a whip and a chair for the moderator of next week’s match-up) and is scheduled to appear on Sean Hannity‘s broadcast on Fox this evening.

The guys told me they were looking for “equal time,” since last week’s column was all about the democratic point of view. I’m always happy to chat with Joe whose fabulously smart 12-year-old daughter, Blake Kernen is one of my favorite young writers.  Not surprisingly, Senator Johnson told me he thought Mitt Romney won the debate hands down. “He shattered the caricature (the Obama campaign) has been pushing. It’s hard to paint that picture when (Romney) came out so strong and showed such a command of the issues. He  offered the specifics that Obama did not. Last night did nothing to stop the momentum (Romney) has been gathering.” He also called out the president for being “purposely misleading” on Libya.  While the senator admitted the president was “a little more energetic” he concluded, “He’s got nothing.”

Senator Johnson, who predicts it’s going to be a ”close election,” says Vice President Joe Biden‘s “rude” performance during his debate with Representative Paul Ryan had a lingering negative effect on the president’s favorable ratings and pointed to CNN’s recent poll which showed most viewers gave last night’s segment on the economy to Romney as an indication that the republican challenger is winning on the issue voters care most about. “In both debates, Romney showed that he can work with the other side. Americans have to ask themselves, ‘Do we want four more years of gridlock and a president who doesn’t know how to lead?”

Leslie Stevens, David Patrick Columbia, Patti Pao and Diane Clehane

Things lightened up considerably when I joined Leslie and Patti at our table to talk about the launch of Patti’s new skincare line Restorsea, which debuted at Bergdorf Goodman on Monday. Smart, savvy and absolutely passionate about skincare, Patti has built an impressive track record in the beauty business with stints at Avon and Elizabeth Arden. The Harvard Business School graduate introduced glycolic acid to the beauty industry and made Avon’s Anew the industry standard that is today.

She has continued to search out the latest innovations for the luxury market in her own consulting firm Pao Principle which she launched in 2005. Utilizing her deep ties to China, Patti created a survey asking 353 billionaires in the country (yes, you read that right) questions relating to handbags and fine jewelry. Doing so created a much sought after database when the survey findings made The New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, Forbes and Fortune. That stroke of marketing genius branded her LVMH’s luxury expert, and she picked up three clients in Norway which turned out to be a fateful turn of events.

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Carine Roitfeld Named Global Fashion Director for Harper’s Bazaar

Carine Roitfeld is joining Harper’s Bazaar as its global fashion director. Roitfeld currently works on a variety of projects — including her biannual CR Fashion Book — and will continue to do so.

As global fashion director, Roitfeld will work with Stephen Gan, creative director of Harper’s Bazaar, on several stories a year, starting with the March 2013 issue.

“Hearst is the world’s largest publisher of monthly magazines, and we’re always looking for powerful ideas that can play out across the globe,” said David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, in a statement. “Carine is one of the fashion world’s most influential tastemakers and we look forward to seeing what she does with Bazaar. Her contributions will help lead the company to new heights on the creative front.”

Cover Battle: Wired or Harper’s Bazaar

Welcome back to FishbowlNY’s weekly cover battle. Today we have Wired versus Harper’s Bazaar. Wired features a mushroom cloud/broccoli floret to convey that in the future, bombs will be made of veggies. Kids will hate it.

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The Atlantic and Harper’s Bazaar Rejected Story That Became Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury, the amazing writer who died today, once had a short story titled “Bright Phoenix” rejected by both The Atlantic and Harper’s Bazaar. No big deal, right? Happens all the time.

Well, as The Atlantic’s Tumblr notes, that story served as the blueprint for Bradbury’s most critically-acclaimed work, Fahrenheit 451.

If you’re a writer struggling to get your career off the ground, file this under “Motivation.”

How To Tell If Your Company Is Exploiting Its Interns

Sure, unpaid internships are the backbone of countless New York City media companies, but that doesn’t mean they’re all effective or even legal. Just look at Harper’s BazaarCharlie Rose and the movie Black Swan – all companies were hit with lawsuits over unpaid work by former interns.

So, avoid all the headaches by first re-evaluating your hiring process. ”Haphazardly hiring interns can be a huge waste of time for both the intern and the company,” said Marc Scoleri, co-founder and CEO of creativeinterns.com.

Instead, think of the internship as an investment and plan accordingly. “An interview and discussion about the candidates’ skills, future plans and career interests will help clarify if the candidate will be a good match — and possibly a future employee,” he said.

For more tips on developing a mutually beneficial program, check out 7 Things That Are Ruining Your Company’s Internship Program.

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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. Another Brilliant Businessweek Cover, February 2
  2. Former Harper’s Bazaar Intern Sues Hearst, February 1
  3. New Details Emerge in Greg Kelly (left) Alleged Rape Case, January 30
  4. Good News: More People are Visiting Newspaper Websites, February 1
  5. Veteran Jock Bob Shannon Remains a No-Show for WCBS-FM Listeners, January 31
  6. And the Winner of New York’s Best Radio Team… January 27
  7. Reports Say Greg Kelly Had Consensual Sex with Rape Accuser, January 27

 

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Former Harper’s Bazaar Intern Sues Hearst

Interns are pretty much always taken advantage of, but one former Harper’s Bazaar worker has decided that it’s not okay. Xuedan Wang, who interned at the fashion magazine from December 2010 through December 2011, is suing Hearst for allegedly making her work full time hours without pay.

The New York Times reports that Wang and her lawyers are hoping to turn the lawsuit into a class action, on behalf of “hundreds” of unpaid — yet overworked — interns at Hearst Magazines:

‘Unpaid interns are becoming the modern-day equivalent of entry-level employees, except that employers are not paying them for the many hours they work,’ said Adam Klein, one of the lawyers for Ms. Wang. ‘The practice of classifying employees as ‘interns’ to avoid paying wages runs afoul of federal and state wage and hour laws.’

A Hearst spokesperson told the Times that it hasn’t been served with any paperwork, so it wouldn’t comment.

Revamped Harper’s Bazaar Unveiled

The new Harper’s Bazaar, the magazine’s first redesign in 10 years, has been unveiled. Along with way too much Gwyneth Paltrow leg. Yes, that’s Paltrow on the cover, photographed by Terry Richardson.

Glenda Bailey, the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, thought the actress was the perfect choice for the cover, despite the fact that the world has been overdosing on Paltrow since early 2010. ”It’s a very daring thing to do, where you don’t immediately see her face,” Bailey told WWD.

Daring? Daring would be putting Pee Wee Herman on the cover with that much skin showing. However, we do like all the white space. Inside WWD reports that Harper’s Bazaar has more changes, but retains its identity:

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