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O Magazine Announces Three New Hires

O, The Oprah Magazine is shuffling the deck for a new look. The publication named a trio of appointments today. Kirby Rodriguez becomes design director, Leigh Haber is the books editor, and Jihan Thompson has been selected as health editor. Rodriguez and Thompson’s appointments are effective immediately, while Haber assumes her new role Monday.

Since March 2010, Rodriguez had been associate creative director of photography at Talbots. While there, Rodriguez speadheaded the brand’s first national print advertising campaigns. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2009, he was design director of Cookie, which was nominated for two American Society of Magazine Editors General Excellence Awards and two Society of Publication Designer’s Magazine of The Year Awards.

Earlier in his career, Rodriguez was art director at W Magazine.

Haber was most recently editor-at-large at Chronicle Books and consultant to the publishing-on-demand platform Blurb. She has held editorial roles at Scribner, Hyperion, and Rodale, acquiring and editing numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Al Gore’s iconic book on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth and the critically acclaimed novella by Steve Martin, Shopgirl.

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Scary Boss Talk @ Because She Can Book Party

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Ex-Village Voice sex columnist Rachel Kramer Bussel reports:

Downtown bar Manahatta was where 130 came out to celebrate former ReganBooks editor Bridie Clark‘s debut novel Because She Can. Among the literati at the mediabistro.com party were Clark’s editor Karen Kosztolnyik and Warner publicist Laura Adams, along with staffers from other houses, including Harpercollins, Penguin, Rodale and Simon & Schuster.

While Clark’s former boss Judith Regan‘s scandal still simmers, talk at the party was more about the attendees’ own scary bosses. Kostolnyik admits to having worked for such a tyrant-like superior, while Angela Polidoro, an editorial assistant at Rodale, said, “You realize how great your boss is when you hear about other people’s bosses from hell.” (For the record, her current boss is Leigh Haber, who’s launching a new imprint at Rodale.) Simon Spotlight Entertainment editorial assistant Cara Bedick wouldn’t cop to any evil bosses in publishing, but nodded enthusiastically at Polidoro’s statement.

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