Former Rolling Stone Publisher Headed to Self

Matt Mastrangelo named associate publisher

Nearly two months after being pushed out of Rolling Stone, former publisher Matt Mastrangelo has been scooped up by Condé Nast. Beginning Sept. 3, he’ll join Self as the magazine’s associate publisher of advertising. 

During his three years as Rolling Stone’s publisher (he spent a total of 12 years at Wenner Media, where he was also the publisher of Men’s Journal), Mastrangelo oversaw initiatives that included the much-needed relaunch of and a Spanish language issue. When Mastrangelo left last June, after being told that the brand was “making a change,” the magazine’s business was on the upswing, with first-half ad pages up 5.1 percent to about 400 year over year. (During that same period, Self’s pages dropped 12 percent to 420.)

In a statement, Self vp and publisher Laura McEwen said, “Matt’s experience includes significant integrated sales successes across print, digital, social, mobile and event marketing. That combined with business acumen, superb sales skills, marketing savvy and deep industry relationships across a wide range of categories make him an important addition to our team.”