Glamour executive digital director Anne Sachs is moving to a new role at parent company Condé Nast, WWD has learned.
Sachs will report to Fred Santarpia, executive vice president and chief digital officer, as a member of his corporate digital strategy and initiatives team. Condé Nast confirmed the move.
Sachs’ role at Glamour will be absorbed: Digital editorial director Laurel Pinson, as well as new hire, senior executive digital director Annie Fox will steer the ship. A former head of publishing product for Chartbeat and director of programming at Hearst Digital, Fox will join Glamour on Monday and will likely bring in her own recruits. Fox will report to both Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive and Santarpia.
Although Sachs’ title is still being determined, as well as the finer points of her new job, it is said that she will work across the digital operations of all of Condé’s titles, liaising with their site directors. A handful of site directors report to both Santarpia and their title’s editor in chief. They include Self, Allure and now Glamour, but it is believed that this structure will extend to all Condé titles, as the company is looking to build a centralized newsroom akin to that of rival Hearst. (Hearst digital editors report to Troy Young, while print editors report to their editors in chief.) For Hearst, a centralized newsroom permits it to share viral or breaking stories across a publisher’s multiple sites.
At Condé, some of the publications have already begun sharing stories across titles; the addition of a point person like Sachs would likely facilitate those efforts.
While there is no clear indication that the Hearst model is the blueprint for Condé, the restructuring of the digital group is top of the agenda for Condé. Earlier this month, the company said it opened a digital outpost in Austin, Tex., in order to provide additional engineering and product development capabilities, for example.