Seventeen Names Interim Editor

Joey Bartolomeo takes the reins.

Hearst has tapped Seventeen executive editor Joey Bartolomeo to oversee the title while the company searches for Michelle Tan’s replacement.

Tan, who had served as Seventeen’s editor in chief since 2014, was unceremoniously let go while on maternity leave. The move has brought Cosmo editorial director Joanna Coles—who has Seventeen under her purview—some criticism.

According to The New York Post, Coles’ reasoning behind the timing was basically “Better sooner than later.”

The good news for Tan is that she will be paid through December 31, when her contract expires.