Condé Nast recently hired away Will Schenck from Wenner Media’s Rolling Stone, where he was publisher, and now it’s Wenner’s turn to poach.
Michael Provus defected from Condé Nast’s GQ to be Rolling Stone’s new associate publisher. Provus was national ad director at GQ; earlier in his career, he held sales positions at Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveler and Esquire.
Provus’ hire was a result of the executive musical chairs at Wenner that followed Schenck’s decision to become vp, chief revenue officer of Condé Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Group. Matt Mastrangelo was named to take his place at Rolling Stone; and Michael Wolfe, Rolling Stone’s associate publisher, was shifted to publisher at Rolling Stone sibling pub Men’s Journal, creating the opening that Provus stepped into.
In another move, Condé Nast also lost William Norwich, a contributing editor and columnist at Vogue, to rival Hearst. Stephen Drucker, the newly named editor of Hearst’s Town & Country magazine, hired Norwich as a special corresondent.