Harper’s Bazaar’s new fashion news director and more – WWD


Wednesday February 2

New appointments at Harper’s Bazaar

Samira Nasr continues to recruit at Harper’s Bazaar.

Rachel Tashjian joins Harper’s Bazaar as fashion news director, reporting to both Nasr and editor-in-chief Leah Chernikoff. Tashjian was previously at GQ as a senior fashion critic, where she wrote reports, profiles, reviews and breaking news on runway fashion, streetstyle and the red carpet. Previously, she was associate editor at Vice, where she oversaw the digital launch of Garage. She also currently runs the invitation-only newsletter, Opulent Tips, which focuses on fashion, shopping and general lifestyle topics.

“Rachel is one of the most distinctive and exciting voices in fashion and I’m thrilled to have her lending her to the pages and platforms of Harper’s Bazaar,” Nasr said.

Tashjian’s appointment marks the latest in a series of new fashion editorial hires: Izzy Grinspan, formerly assistant style director at The Cut, was named assistant digital editor in August; Mariah Morrison joined in September as social media editor of the House Democratic Caucus digital team, where she led the social media campaign; and Rosa Sanchez will join Feb. 14 as senior editor. She was previously editor-in-chief of ABC News.

tuesday february 1

More changes at the WSJ.

More than a year after the departure of the last WSJ editor, Luke Bahrenburg, Dow Jones has named his successor at the WSJ., the fashion and luxury insert of the weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal.

The new editor is Omblyne Pelier, who has held various positions at Dow Jones over the past decade, starting in Paris as a sales manager covering the luxury watch sector before moving to London where she oversaw the advertising of luxury in the EMEA region. Most recently, she was associate editor of the WSJ. Magazine, working with Bahrenburg until he left early last year to join Penske Media, the publisher of WWD and others, as head of luxury sales.

Kristina O’Neill, editor of the WSJ. Magazine, said, “Omblyne has a superb understanding of everything WSJ. represents and perfect instincts to communicate this to fashion and luxury brands. She is as gracious as she is wise, and I cannot imagine a more trustworthy partner as we move forward with our many exciting initiatives in the months and years to come.

Pelier added, “I’m proud to have helped found WSJ Magazine in 2008. I feel honored to now take the reins, alongside Kristina O’Neill, to lead the WSJ. Magazine to its next chapter as a publisher.

In a note to staff, Josh Stinchcomb, Chief Revenue Officer of The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s Group, noted that in the first half of fiscal 2022, total luxury advertising increased significantly, although he did not provide specific figures. In 2020, WSJ. reduced its print frequency from 12 issues to eight in 2021 with a renewed focus on digital platforms, as well as holding the first virtual Innovators Awards, its flagship event amid the pandemic. The awards recently returned at an in-person event at MOMA.

Of Pelier’s appointment, Stinchcomb said, “His appointment will help accelerate the already very promising trends around the WSJ. The magazine franchise and our luxury business in general. »

monday january 10

Variety’s new co-editor

Variety announced that Ramin Setoodeh will be promoted to co-editor-in-chief of Variety in the coming months, working alongside Cynthia Littleton to co-lead the newsroom and oversee editorial activities across all of Variety’s platforms.

Littleton was named co-editor-in-chief of Variety last year, while Setoodeh currently serves as editor-in-chief of Variety, helping to run day-to-day newsroom operations and lead editorial franchises. Before joining Variety, he spent nine years at Newsweek as an editor and senior editor. He has also written for The Daily Beast and The Wall Street Journal.

“Cynthia is one of the smartest and best-loved journalists in the industry. She possesses a rare blend of kindness, deep integrity, professionalism and murderous journalistic instincts. Their world-class business reporting paired with Ramin’s talent shaping Variety’s major content franchises make them the definition of a powerful duo. I can’t wait to see them leading the newsroom,” said Jay Penske, president and CEO of Penske Media, which also publishes WWD.

The duo will succeed Claudia Eller, who will serve the remainder of his contract until 2022. Eller had previously been placed on administrative leave following an exchange on Twitter about the lack of diversity in the newsroom, which saw her calling journalist Piya Sinha-Roy “bitter”. She returned to publication in October 2021 after five months.

Changes in the owner of Fast Company

Mansueto Ventures, owner of Fast Company and Inc., has appointed Stephanie Mehta to the position of Managing Director and the newly created role of Chief Content Officer. Mehta will replace Eric Schurenberg, who stepped down after 10 years at Mansueto Ventures, as CEO and Managing Editor of Inc.

Mehta has served as editor of Fast Company since March 2018. She was previously an associate editor at Vanity Fair and has held executive positions at Bloomberg Media and Fortune.
She said, “I am excited to work with the entire team to help lead the business and our two historic publishing brands, Inc. and Fast Company, in this rapidly changing media landscape.”

Joe Mansueto, Founder of Mansueto Ventures, added, “Stephanie’s stewardship of Fast Company over the past few years has led to some incredibly outstanding journalism that we are all proud of. His leadership and collaboration with his colleagues has resulted in significant growth in our live events, podcasts and recognition programs. For these reasons, and many more, I believe she is uniquely positioned to lead Mansueto Ventures.

A new Fast Company EIC has yet to be named.


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