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Fast Company Names New Creative Director Florian Bachleda And Photo Editor Leslie Dela Vega

Fast Company is welcoming two new additions to its staff: Florian Bachleda is joining the magazine as creative director and Leslie dela Vega comes aboard  as photography director.

Bachleda has formerly served as president of the Society of Publication Designers in addition to working as creative director of Latina and Vibe. He also has his own firm, FB Design, which has worked closely with the likes of Condé Nast, Time Inc., Hearst, and The New York Times.

Dela Vega previously worked for Essence magazine as its director of photography after a stint as the national photo editor for Time and deputy photo editor at Teen People. Dela Vega worked alongside Bachleda at Vibe where the two received one of two first place awards for ASME’s 2006 Best Celebrity Cover.

Fast Company has also brought on a new senior editor, Nancy Cook, formerly of Newsweek, as well as staff editor Emily Biuso from The New York Times Magazine.

As the magazine editor Robert Safian puts it, they are “investing in additional talent.”

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And The Hits Just Keep On Coming: More Exits At Newsweek

Newsweek employees could really use a hug right now, however, it may be difficult to find anyone who still works for the magazine.  On Monday, The Daily Beast put the kibosh on talks for a possible merger with Newsweek and just yesterday a report on Business Insider indicated that several staffers have made their exit from the company.  These individuals join the dozens of others who have recently parted ways with Newsweek.

Here’s the latest casualty report:

Deputy editor Julia Baird has resigned.

Global business editor Kathleen Deveny is leaving on Oct. 29

Staff writer Nancy Cook has left for a job at business publication, Fast Company

Washington bureau staff writer Suzanne Smalley resigned and is now with The Atlantic

In addition to these personnel losses, the contract for Number 17 – the firm that oversaw Newsweek‘s unpopular May 2009 redesign – has expired.

Despite the exits, some have decided to return to Newsweek.  Last week we reported that cultural reporter, Ramin Setoodeh, is back following a short run with People.  Former business editor David Jefferson also rejoined with the company as a general editor.