Condé Nast publishing director Bill Wackermann has named a new publisher of Glamour, who will take over day-to-day ad sales of the monthly, a significant profit driver for the company.
Jason Wagenheim, a Condé Nast vet who is returning after a short stint as publisher of Time Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly, will be the new publisher. He'll report to Wackermann and start in the new job Sept. 14. Before joining EW, Wagenheim worked for Condé for seven years in several positions, including associate publisher of Vanity Fair, executive director of the Condé Nast Media Group, and associate publisher of Condé Nast Traveler.
Speculation has been swirling around the position for months now since it was revealed that the company was looking for a new day-to-day publisher for Glamour as Wackermann has expanded his publishing oversight. In addition to Glamour, he oversees W, Details, and Bon Appétit. Other publisher changes have been rumored to be in the works.
Glamour has traditionally been a proving ground for a seasoned publisher, which makes Wagenheim an interesting choice. He is relatively green as a publisher, having been at Entertainment Weekly for just 10 months. Condé still has a senior exec in Wackermann looking over Wagenheim's shoulder, though.
Meanwhile, Wagenheim's exit poses new problems for Entertainment Weekly, which has had a string of publisher changes there.