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Martha Stewart Living Publisher, Managing Editor, Among MSLO Fired Staff

305px-Martha_Stewart_Living_Omnimedia_Logo.svgMartha Stewart Living’s publisher and managing editor were among those fired during Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s massive firing spree. Yesterday Martha Stewart was feeling in the holiday spirit, so she, along with MSLO’s CEO, Daniel Dienstgave 100 staffers a DIY project — find a new job.

The New York Post reports that among the cuts were Martha Stewart Living’s Peter Medwid (publisher) and Carl Germann (managing editor); Laura Petasnick, VP of integrated sales; Daniel Taitz, executive VP and chief administrative officer; and Jess Hollander, head of digital sales.

The firings come amid grumblings that Stewart isn’t doing anything to help the struggling company.

Just last year, Stewart received over $1 million in reimbursements from MSLO for things like personal assistant costs, security and a weekend driver. “She still runs the company as if it was the 1990s,” one former MSLO staffer told the Post.

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Two Time Inc. Moves

Time Inc. has announced a couple moves today. Steve Gandel is joining Fortune.com, where he’ll report on Wall Street for the site’s “Term Sheet” section. Gandel was most recently a Senior Business writer for Time, where he covered real estate, economics and more. Gandel’s first day is Monday.

In other Time Inc. news, Charlie Kammerer has been named Group Publisher for This Old House and Coastal Living. Kammerer had been Publisher of This Old House Ventures, Inc., for about three years.

Kammerer succeeds Peter Medwid, who left the company in January.

MSLO Appoints New Publishers

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has announced some staff changes as part of efforts to align the sales team around individual brands.

Peter Medwid has been named senior vice president and publisher of Martha Stewart Living. Medwid most recently served as vice president, publisher of Sunset and Coastal Living at Time Inc.

Christina Cranley has been promoted to senior vice president and publisher of Everyday Food and Whole Living. She served most recently as vice president, Integrated Sales. Amy Wilkins will continue in her role as senior vice president and publisher for Martha Stewart Weddings.

“We will continue the successful integrated sales approach that has been a foundation of this company, while now aligning our sales teams more specifically around our individual brands and their unique personalities and attributes,” said MSLO’s chief revenue officer Joe Lagani.