NEW YORK — Condé Nast will move all editorial and business operations for W magazine out of the Fairchild Fashion Group, according to Charles H. Townsend, president and chief executive officer of Condé Nast.

Patrick McCarthy will continue in his role as chairman of the Fairchild Fashion Group through the end of the year. As part of the restructuring, an editor in chief of W will be named by Thomas J. Wallace, editorial director of Condé Nast.

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The senior editorial staff currently shared by W and WWD will now work exclusively for WWD. Edward Nardoza, editor in chief of WWD, will now report to Gina Sanders, president and ceo of the Fairchild Fashion Group.

“This formally establishes a structure for W consistent with our other consumer magazine titles, and allows FFG the autonomy to focus on their core business-to-business publications and related businesses,” Townsend said.

Fairchild Fashion Group includes WWD, WWD.com, Footwear News, Fairchild Summits, Fairchild Books and trade shows.

Condé Nast is a division of Advance Publications. In the U.S., Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines and 27 Web sites.

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