The latest Condé Nast restructuring news comes to the top of one of the company’s highest profile pubs.
Susan Plagemann, the publisher at Hearst’s Marie Claire since 2004, has been named the newest publisher at Vogue, effective January 4.
Although she started her career at Condé Nast in the advertising department at Mademoiselle, Plagemann has spent most of her career at Hearst, working for Esquire, Cosmopolitan, the now-defunct Lifetime and then Marie Claire.
Plagemann will report to Thomas Florio, who formerly held the role of publisher at Vogue. His role has now been expanded to oversee Vogue and Teen Vogue, Bon Appétit and Condé Nast Traveler.
As The New York Observer reports, this seems to be part of Condé Nast’s McKinsey-ordered plan to create a more clearly defined reporting structure for publishers, through the creation of “super publishers” that now include Florio, Bill Wackermann (who now oversees Glamour, Details and Brides), Richard Beckman (Fairchild Group and W) and David Carey (Wired, The New Yorker and the golf group).
Full release about Plagemann, after the jump
SUSAN PLAGEMANN NAMED VICE PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER OF VOGUE
New York, NY, November 4, 2009 — Susan Plagemann has been named Vice President & Publisher of Vogue, it was announced today by Charles H. Townsend, President and C.E.O. of Condé Nast. Ms. Plagemann will report to Thomas A. Florio, Senior Vice President and Publishing Director for the Vogue properties, Bon Appétit, and Condé Nast Traveler. Her appointment is effective January 4, 2010.
“Susan has had a successful and distinguished career at Hearst,” Mr. Townsend said. “She is experienced, creative and extremely well connected. Tom and I are thrilled to welcome her back to Condé Nast.”
“Susan is a publisher who is well liked and well respected in the fashion community,” said Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. “I am very much looking forward to working with her.”
Ms. Plagemann has been the Vice President & Publisher of Marie Claire since 2004. Previously, she was the Vice President & Publisher of Lifetime, published jointly by Hearst and the Walt Disney Co., until it was closed. She was the Publisher of Cosmopolitan from 1999 to 2002 and the Associate Publisher from 1997 to 1999. Ms. Plagemann joined Hearst in 1995 as the Advertising Manager of Esquire. She started her publishing career at Condé Nast, where she held a variety of advertising positions at Mademoiselle.
Ms. Plagemann lives in Manhattan with her husband and their three children.