Jane Pratt Says XO to Time Inc. | People on the Move — 12.21.16
A new road captain at VeloNews, a new editor at WWD after a quarter century, and more...
Jane Pratt is leaving Time Inc. after Dec. 31 as her eponymous lifestyle site gets folded into InStyle, a Time Inc. spokeswoman confirmed to Folio:.
Pratt joined Time Inc. in October 2015 when the publishing powerhouse bought xoJane and its sister site xoVain off of her. This followed the purchase of another digital platform, HelloGiggles, as the company looked to bulk up its digital portfolio. Though for the time being HelloGiggles remains active, Time Inc. laid off its New York editorial staff in July.
WWD reports that Pratt is currently shopping around the titles in the hope of finding a new publisher to buy them from Time Inc.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Fred Dreier is now editor-in-chief of VeloNews, the Competitor Group, Inc. magazine covering the bicycle world. Dreier started at VeloNews as an intern in 2004 before returning as executive editor on June.
WWD, the Fairchild Fashion Media fashion trade journal, has a new editor-in-chief. After 25 years at the helm, Edward Nardoza is replaced by executive editor, Europe, Miles Socha. Nardoza, who has worked for Fairchild Fashion Media for 39 years, will retire at the end of January.
Carla Sosenko is now executive editor of Entertainment Weekly. Sosenko joins from her role as editor-in-chief of Time Out New York.
Politico Magazine has named Blake Hounshell editor-in-chief from his role as editorial director of digital. He replaces founding editor Susan Glasser, who left the company after the election.
Margaret Russell was named editor-at-large of the one-year-old quarterly Galerie. Russell was most recently editor-in-chief of Condé Nast's Architectural Digest.
Vanity Fair is down one deputy editor. Mark Rozzo will step out of his role to become a contributing editor.