Condé Nast, the international media company behind brands like Vogue, Vanity Fair and Wired, is getting its first-ever global chief communications officer.
Danielle Carrig, who was most recently Vice Media’s chief communications officer, where she led the media company’s global communications strategy, was named to the role today. She starts May 26.
“Danielle is a seasoned global communications executive with extensive media, entertainment and digital content experience, and a strong network of media relationships,” said Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch in a statement.
Carrig will oversee business and communications strategy internationally, and will be tasked with shaping the company’s narrative, after Condé Nast and Condé Nast International combined into one company last year with Lynch at the helm.
Carrig will look after all internal and external communications, media relations, crisis management and employee engagement. She will also act as a strategic counselor and adviser to Lynch and other executives.
Prior to her time with Vice, the UCLA alumna led communications and public relations teams at Netflix for a year, and spent nearly nine years at A+E Networks where she oversaw the communications and publicity strategy for Lifetime in the greater Los Angeles area.
“While the media industry, and our world, are going through such change and disruption, it’s a privilege to join a team and company always rising to the top as a voice of purpose and connection,” Carrig said in the statement.
Condé Nast has gone through its own share of change and disruption amid Covid-19. The pandemic has impacted the publisher’s business, leading to temporary pay reductions and layoffs. Per an email sent to staffers by the CEO in mid-April, employees making more than $100,000 had their salaries temporarily reduced by between 10% and 20%, depending on the level of compensation, effective May 1 through the end of September. Lynch also took a 50% reduction in his base salary.