Condé Cuts Staff at GQ, Vanity Fair

Sister blog FishbowlNY has details on the latest layoffs at Condé Nast:

Yesterday, the axe fell hard at Vanity Fair, which had already cut a handful of business-side staff last week as part of the Condé Nast bloodletting. Hey, if Anna Wintour has to do it, so does Graydon Carter.

Except, according to Keith Kelly, Graydon didn’t even stick around for the bloodbath, instead enjoying a meal at his restaurant Monkey Bar while staffers in “the double-digits…as high as senior editors and as low as fact-checkers” (hey! fact-checkers are people, too!) were informed of their new unemployment status. And it’s all Graydon’s fault, too, for not making the necessary 5 percent cut that all Condé titles were ordered to make last year. The New York Post article ominously warns that some contributing editors will be cut as well, and soon.

Stephanie Smith
at Condé Nast-owned WWD reports that GQ, which had been spared from layoffs so far, let about six staffers go from both the business and edit sides yesterday.