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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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Noah Robischon to Leave Gawker for FastCompany.com

robischon_l.jpgFBNY has learned that Noah Robischon, managing editor of the Gawker Media Network, will be leaving the company to take up as the new executive editor of fastcompany.com starting December 1. We hear from Gawker that his position there will not be filled (there is some speculation that with site leaders able to report more directly, less management is needed up top, particularly when the outlook is so glum!).

FBNY caught up with Robischon who told us that Fast Company had approached him two months ago and that one of the attractions was that the site “has a lot of unrealized potential, and I’m excited about giving it a fresh start.” He hopes, among other things, to introduce “more daily news and original reporting” to the website. Fast Company head Robert Safian said in a memo to staff that “this high-profile addition is indicative of the ambition and commitment we have to fastcompany.com. And there is no better time, we believe, to invest in ramping up our efforts–just as others are pulling back.” Fast Company does indeed appear to be on the upswing — Robischon pointed us to these stats which show that over the past year the magazine has increased both pages and dollars. Safian’s full memo after the jump.

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Breaking: Bob Safian Named Editor/Managing Director of Fast Company

A staff switcheroo over at Fast Company has editor Mark Vamos stepping into an editor-at-large role for parent company Mansueto Ventures, while Mansueto CEO John Koten cops to having “pried [Bob Safian] away from Fortune” to become Fast Company‘s editor and managing director.

Koten’s pre-press release letter to the Fast Company staff, after the jump.

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