Publisher Out at WWD
More management changes at Condé Nast’s fashion trade unit.
Management changes continue at Condé Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Group. A company spokesperson tells FOLIO: that WWD publisher Christine Guilfoyle is leaving the company.
Guilfoyle was named publisher in August 2007. Before that, she served as founding publisher of Every Day with Rachael Ray.
The departure comes as Condé Nast on Wednesday named Rolling Stone publisher Will Schenck vice president and chief revenue officer of the Fairchild Fashion Group. His appointment is effective May 10.
Earlier this year, Fairchild Fashion Group president and CEO Richard Beckman stepped down to take the chief executive position at e5 Global Media, which now manages Nielsen Business Media’s former entertainment brands. He was replaced as CEO by Gina Sanders, who previously served as vice president and publisher at Lucky.
The Fairchild Fashion Group is made up of WWD, WWD.com, WWD Beauty Biz, Footwear News, Menswear, Fairchild Summits, Fairchild Books and affiliated trade shows. Last month, Condé Nast moved consumer fashion title out of the group. As a result of the restructuring, the senior editorial staff that was shared by W and trade title WWD will now work exclusively for WWD.
A few days later, the company named T: The New York Times Style Magazine creator and top editor Stefano Tonchi editor-in-chief of the magazine. He replaced editorial director Patrick McCarthy, who left the company.