Condé Nast announced more long-awaited executive changes, naming Drew Schutte to a new ad sales role in its recently reorganized digital division.
Schutte, who was traveling and couldn’t be reached for comment, will have the title of senior vp and chief revenue officer of Condé Nast Digital and oversee all sales and marketing there.
Following widespread cuts across its digital staff, Condé Nast last month created a single sales unit for its destination Web sites including Epicurious.com and Style.com, its standalone magazine sites and other sites like Brides.com that had operated separately.
The move to the digital world returns Schutte to familiar territory. Before becoming vp, publisher of The New Yorker in January 2007, he was vp, publishing director of Wired Media, the umbrella unit for Wired magazine and its Web site.
Replacing Schutte at The New Yorker is Lisa Hughes, who served as vp, publisher of Condé Nast Traveler since 1995. Her replacement hasn’t been named. Internally, observers saw Steve DeLuca as a logical candidate for the spot, as he served as associate publisher at CN Traveler before being tapped to be publisher of Details. Another possibility is believed to be Jason Wagenheim, associate publisher of Vanity Fair.
This year through Feb. 9, The New Yorker’s ad pages were down 24.2 percent to 112, per the Mediaweek Monitor.
Last month, Condé Nast gave longtime publishing exec Bill Wackermann oversight for Domino, then folded the title less than three weeks later.