Glamour and Self will now share operations and social media teams, according to a report from WWD. Glamour will let go of a “handful” of staffers as part of the restructuring. There was also one layoff from sister publication Self.
Another big change coming to Glamour is the combining of print and digital management. Digital director Annie Fox, executive editor Wendy Naugle and creative director Paul Ritter will combine the print and digital editors, encouraging the two teams to work across departments.
Glamour said it will also further integrate business and editorial. The magazine has let go of recently hired executive director of editorial operations John Dioso, who joined the magazine in January from Cosmopolitan. Other layoffs include a senior fashion news editor and members from the photo and copy desks.
At the end of last year, Condé Nast combined Self and Glamour’s advertising team under publisher and CRO Phillips, who formed native advertising hub Aurora to offer ad solutions to clients of both titles.
No, the publications are integrating even further.
They will share copy, research and production departments, which will be under the supervision of Glamour managing editor LaToya Valmont and Self managing editor Erin Hobday. There will also be a shared social media team, led by associate social media director Kenny Thapoung.
On Wednesday, Phillips and Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive sent a memo to staff announcing a reorganization of the magazine “that will streamline the brand through a more forward-thinking structure.”
Glamour is also creating a “united creative division,” led by Ritter.
This month, big media companies have been subject to significant reorganizations. In early July, IBT Media announced “a corporate restructuring,” laying off roughly 40 employees at International Business Times, Medical Daily and Newsweek.Just last week, Time Inc. underwent a sweeping reorganization, with CEO Joe Ripp revealing a new corporate structure and a more centralized advertising sales structure.