Marie Claire Hires EW, GQ Vets

Managing editor Caryn Prime succeeds Catherine Gundersen, while research director Hilary Elkins is taking over for Pamela Vu.

Two big hires and two sizable promotions. That’s the early Thansksgiving editorial table set today by Marie Claire editor in chief Anne Fulenwider.

Director of editorial operations at Entertainment Weekly Caryn Prime (pictured) is the women’s magazine’s new managing editor, while GQ senior researcher Hilary Elkins is coming on board as research director. Meanwhile, moving up from senior to contributing editor is Whitney Joiner and Claire Fontanetta has been promoted from beauty assistant to assistant beauty editor. From the announcement:

Prime had been with Entertainment Weekly since May, and was previously managing editor at Lucky since 2012. She brings more than 15 years of experience to Marie Claire with previous roles at both Elle Décor and Martha Stewart as managing editor and assistant managing editor, respectively. Prime starts on Dec. 7 and will report to Fulenwider.

Elkins has worked as senior researcher at GQ since 2013. She has served as a contributing researcher for Twitter Founder Ev Williams’ magazine, Matter, as well as Men’s Journal and Town & Country. Elkins started her career at Harper’s Magazine and has written for The New Republic, Elle, Marie Claire, Artnews and The New York Observer, among others.

Joiner, in addition to being a journalist, is the founder of The Recollectors, a non-profit storytelling and community website catering to people who have lost parents to AIDS. Visit the site here.

Prime is replacing Catherine Gundersen, who is now managing editor at GQ, and Elkins is taking over Pamela Vu. Congrats to all.