If you had a choice between working for two similar titles, one which was owned by a publishing company that was publicly cutting staffers down to bare bones, or one that was winning awards and actually gaining ad pages in 2009, which would you choose?
Yeah, we doubt Eleanor Langston had to think too long about it either: the former beauty editor of Condé Nast-owned Self has just been named beauty director of Fitness magazine, which is owned by Meredith Corp. We say: smart move.
Full press release after the jump.
ELEANOR LANGSTON NAMED BEAUTY DIRECTOR OF FITNESS MAGAZINE
NEW YORK, NY (December 1, 2009) — FITNESS Editor in Chief Betty Wong announced today that Eleanor Langston has been named Beauty Director of the magazine. In her new role, Langston will head FITNESS’s beauty department and oversee all related features, news and special projects, including the magazine’s annual Beauty Awards.
Langston joins FITNESS from SELF where she most recently served as Beauty Editor. Prior to that she was a beauty editor at Cosmopolitan and SHOP Etc.
“Beauty is extremely important to FITNESS’s 6.2 million readers who are committed to looking and feeling their best as part of a healthy, active lifestyle,” says Wong. “We are excited to have Eleanor’s fresh approach, creative ideas and expertise shaping and driving our expanding beauty pages.”
Langston has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will start at FITNESS on December 7 and will be based in the magazineâ€™s offices at 375 Lexington Avenue.