The magazine publishing industry believe it or not is a small industry so its not out of the ordinary for companies to poach talent from one another from time to time. The latest example of this has Hearst Magazines wooing away Jon Gluck from his role as managing editor of Vogue to fill the newly created role of executive director of editorial talent, development and special projects where he will report jointly to Hearst’s Chief Content Officer Joanna Coles and HR boss Scherri Roberts. Mr. Gluck in his shiny new role is charged with leading senior-level editorial recruiting and developing existing and new magazines which explains why he has two bosses.
Said Ms. Coles:
This is a new, multidimensional role. In addition to identifying and fostering talent, Jon will help create new brands and partnerships and strengthen existing ones as we double-down on development. We’re more focused than ever on accelerating the process from idea to introduction.
Added Hearst Magazines Chief David Carey:
To say that the industry is going through an exciting period of change is an understatement. Jon will play a central role in the transformation of our U.S. media business, both as we evolve our existing businesses, and acquire and start new ones.
And of course Mr. Cluck weighed in on his new role:
My focus and my passion has always been to make great magazines, find and nurture talent, and develop brands and experiences that resonate. I’m excited to work with all of the editors to build their initiatives, capabilities and teams.
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