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Racked Promotes Leslie Price, Izzy Grinspan

Leslie Price [Photo by Jessica Loren]

Leslie Price [Photo by Jessica Loren]

There’s a whole lot going on at Vox Media fashion vertical Racked.

A few months ago, Racked national staff moved into Vox’s Midtown offices. The site now has 16 full-time staffers, triple the number in place at the time Vox acquired the property in 2013. And this week, Leslie Price was promoted to editor-in-chief while Izzy Grinspan was named executive editor.

The editors of Racked’s local city editions work out of their respective territories, while the back end for all Racked functionality is run out of Vox’s Washington D.C. offices.

“Our traffic has gone up seven-fold in the past year,” explains Price via telephone to FishbowlNY. The latest Google Analytics monthly uniques total for Racked is a little over five million.

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Racked Adds Feature Writer, Photographer

While the acquisition of the Curbed sites by Vox Media has received the lion’s share of media attention, there is also a lot going on at Racked, the fashion network that along with Eater was also part of the deal. Racked encompasses a national site and regional verticals for New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

ChavieLieberThe national site, run out of an office in the East Village alongside the group that operates the New York vertical, is adding Chavie Lieber (pictured) as its first full-time feature writer. Photographer Driely Vieira meanwhile is being bumped up at the beginning of next month to Racked full-time status. She will contribute to both the New York and national sites.

Racked founder, national editor Leslie Price, who launched the site in 2007, is excited about these and other forthcoming changes. She is based out of Miami, where she returned this summer after helping oversee and grow the west coast end of Racked.

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WebNewser: ABC News blog The World Newser has been blocked in China, although other ABC blogs are not.

WWD: Leslie Price has left shopping blog Racked to join Lucky magazine, where she’ll take the online editor post.

Mediaweek: Everyday with Rachael Ray is trying a new editorial strategy, swapping Rachael Ray — the magazine’s namesake who has appeared on every cover since its inception — for a delectable food photo. What would you rather look at, Rachael or ribs?

Washington Post: Former Washington Redskins president John Kent Cooke said he purchased ten North Carolina-based weekly newspapers last week because his company, Cooke Communications, is “contrary.”

Examiner: Part one of a five-part series celebrating the second anniversary of WCBS-FM‘s return to the oldies format.

New York Magazine: A look at dreaded consulting company McKinsey & Co., which was hired by Conde Nast last week to help realign the media company. A few interesting, little-known facts: the company once “forbade all junior consultants from wearing argyle socks” because they were thought to distract clients, but at another time consultants “were required to wear fedoras until President Kennedy stopped wearing them.”

Media Folk Fill Out ‘Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful’

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Anna Wintour deemed ‘Fashion’s Most Powerful’ person. In other news: the sky is blue.

Ahead of the debacle spectacle that is Fashion Week, which will descend upon New York’s Bryant Park Sept. 8-15, The New York Daily News whets our whistle with its Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful list. Since we wouldn’t wish a slideshow slog on anyone, we extracted the list’s nine fashion media mavens who matter — a majority of whom work in some type of digital fashion media — after the jump.

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