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Layoffs Coming to Parade

Now that Parade has been purchased by Atlhon Media, the bad news comes — about 85 staffers are likely to get cut. The New York Post reports that the layoffs will come as Athlon moves operations to its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.

Only about 20 Parade staffers are expected to be offered jobs. The glossy’s editor Maggie Murphy and CEO Jack Haire will not be among them.

“I was honored to have had this job,” Murphy, who had been with Parade since 2010, told the Post. “I just want people to know I have an amazing staff here.”

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Wayne Powers Departs Yahoo! for Parade

Wayne Powers has been named president and group publisher of Parade. Powers comes to the magazine from Yahoo!, where he has been since 2010. Prior to that he was president of Time Inc. Media Group for 12 years.

“We are thrilled that Wayne will be joining us,” said Parade’s CEO, Jack Haire. “He is a great leader and a proven innovator, with a tremendous background in print and digital advertising. Digital development will play a large role in the future of Parade, and of the American newspaper business. With Wayne on board, we are investing in that future. His leadership will be invaluable.”

“The opportunities at Parade are incredible,” said Powers, via a press release. “The commitment to building this huge consumer brand across multiple platforms, while continuing to find more ways to build on our newspaper partnerships, is exciting.”

Parade Publications Announces Four Promotions

Jack Haire, President and CEO of Parade Publications, has announced four promotions, effective immediately. Brett Wilson has been named Group Publisher of Parade Publications, Mike DeBartolo is now Executive Vice President, Publisher of Parade, Kristen Fairback has been tapped as Senior Vice President of Parade Digital and Tracey Altman is the new Senior Vice President, Publisher of dash.

Haire said this about the moves:

Each of these talented individuals has brought to Parade creativity, enthusiasm, ingenuity and a work ethic that can’t be beat. 2010 was a significant year for us, and this reorganization is designed with an eye toward continued growth.  We could not have achieved this level of success or look ahead to further innovations without the efforts of these fine executives.

We know you’re still reading looking for a cheesy “parade” pun but it’s not going to happen.

Allison Werder Moves Up The Ranks At Parade Publications

Company president and CEO Jack Haire announced today that Allison Werder will serve as EVP of strategy and business development of Parade publications.  Werder’s new role will task her with planning, developing business relationships, and managing the digital agenda for Parade’s print edition, website, and Dash magazine.  Haire spoke highly of Werder’s tenure with Parade and is confident that she will succeed at her new post:

Allison has consistently demonstrated tremendous leadership and dedication.  She has approached all of her duties with a smart, straightforward, collaborative style that has helped us build our business for the long term.

Since joining Parade in 2002 Werder has worked in research, sales, digital, and business development roles.  She most recently served as Parade’s SVP, a position she held for three years.

First On FBNY: Parade Editor Janice Kaplan Out

Screen shot 2010-02-03 at 11.23.12 AM.pngFishbowlNY has learned that Parade‘s editor-in-chief, Janice Kaplan has left the magazine.

Although a good-bye memo to staff seemed to suggest that Kaplan is leaving the weekly magazine on good terms, we have heard that she was asked to leave. The change at the top of the masthead comes after Parade‘s owner Condé Nast appointed a new CEO, Jack Haire, back in April. Since then, the magazine has lost its president, Randy Siegel, who left to run local digital strategy for parent company Advance Publications last month and got a new publisher, Brett Wilson this fall.

Kaplan, an author and former deputy editor at TV Guide magazine, joined Parade four years ago as executive editor and took over the role of editor-in-chief two years ago.

In her letter to her staff, Kaplan praised Parade‘s growth in the years since she’s been in charge, highlighting its celebrity coverage, increase medical coverage, and high profile guest writers. She also talked about the magazine’s expansion into other platforms, including TV and the Web. “Leaving now, I extend my warm thanks to everyone who contributed to our many triumphs,” she said, adding: “I’m disappointed not to have the opportunity to continue this great run. But I wish all of you — and Parade — continued success.”

Read all of Kaplan’s note, after the jump

We have reached out to Parade for comment but have not yet heard back. We’ll keep you posted as the story develops.

Previously: Parade Names New Publisher

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Parade Editor Janice Kaplan Leaves

Screen shot 2010-02-03 at 11.23.12 AM.pngOur other coast sibling blog got the word first:

FishbowlNY has learned that Parade’s editor-in-chief, Janice Kaplan has left the magazine.

Although a good-bye memo to staff seemed to suggest that Kaplan is leaving the weekly magazine on good terms, we have heard that she was asked to leave. The change at the top of the masthead comes after Parade’s owner Conde Nast appointed a new CEO, Jack Haire, back in April. Since then, the magazine has lost its president, Randy Siegel, who left to run local digital strategy for parent company Advance Publications last month and got a new publisher, Brett Wilson this fall.

Read the whole post here.

Conde Taps Time Exec to Head Parade

Minonline is reporting that Conde head Si Newhouse has tapped former Time Inc. executive Jack Haire.

From min: Haire’s 1978-2006 Time Inc. career included 1993-1998 and 1998-2005 stints as Time publisher and Fortune/Money Group president, respectively, and he was Time Inc. executive vp/corporate sales when he left the company in January 2006 following a restructuring by president/ceo Ann Moore.

A Rough Guide To Understanding Time Inc.’s Sale

time_strange_internet.jpgAfter a rough week for morale over at Time Inc., bids are due today for its Time4Media and Parenting groups of magazines. A quick recap and guide to sorting through what could become a confusing sale:

  • Last fall, Time Inc. announced it would sell its Time4Media and Parenting groups as part of a restructuring effort to downsize by roughly 1,000 jobs.
  • At the American Magazine Conference in Phoenix in October, Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore referred to its magazines as her “children” — 149 of them.
  • Russell Denson, former president of Gruner + Jahr, was in Phoenix as a potential bidder.
  • First rounds bids were due the same week.
  • Time Inc. announced the slashing of 289 jobs.
  • Second round bids were due today.
  • Folio: reports the groups could be sold seperately or to a total of three buyers, and that bids may be for significantly less than the $250 million Time Inc. had hoped: “I expect they’ll get $200 million for everything (Parenting and Time4Media combined) … They’ll probably get $100 million or even below for the Time4Media group.”
  • WWD says Time Inc. will “eventually narrow the field down to two to four serious bids of more than $200 million each.”
  • The bidders for whole or part include: Active Interest Media and Apprise Media; Bonnier; CurtCo; Denson; former Time Inc. executive vice president Jack Haire; Bono, Roger McNamee and Elevation Partners; Knot CEO David Liu; Falconhead Capital; and former Wenner Media executive Kent Brownridge.
  • Folio: also says InterMedia Partners, a private equity firm run by Leo Hindery, who founded the YES network, is the favorite in the Time4Media sweepstakes.

EARLIER:

  • Time Update: 289 Cuts; Atlanta, Chicago, L.A. Bureaus Shuttered; Ann Moore Encourages Employee Focus