InStyle Continues Search for Publisher

Bill Wackermann says thanks but no thanks.

Time Inc. ousted Nina Lawrence as publisher of InStyle in April, and the company has still not figured out who should replace her.

Lawrence came to InStyle from The Wall Street Journal, where she served as vp of global marketing and advertising sales. She also oversaw WSJ Custom Studios, which creates branded content for advertisers. Judging by that resume, it would seem that Time Inc. wants someone who can expand InStyle’s advertising products.

The New York Post reports that one person on Time Inc.’s radar is Condé Nast Traveler publisher Bill Wackermann. Though he certainly has the chops to take over InStyle, Wakermann told the Post, “I’m flattered, but I’m fully engaged in what I am doing here at Traveler and Condé Nast.”

The search continues.