vibe_sexy_issue_sm.jpgComing off a tumultous summer that included a sale and subsequent layoffs, warm weather brings another shakeup at the top for Vibe.

Eric Gertler, the CEO of Vibe, is out — leaving to form a digital content company. Gertler, however, will remain with Vibe until a new CEO is found.

Robert Mate, most recently with Meredith Corporation, has been named chairman. Others who are staying: president and group publisher Len Burnett; Danyel Smith, editor-in-chief of Vibe and Vibe Vixen; and finance VP Angela Zucconi.

The company says it is eliminating eight positions as it “consolidates departmental functions.” A spokesperson for Vibe would not disclose which positions those are, or the names of those to be laid off, but please drop us a line if you, you know, know.