MITCHELL’S MOVES AT GQ: Chris Mitchell, the new publisher of GQ, hasn’t yet moved to his new office on the seventh floor of 4 Times Square, but he’s already made some staffing changes. Brendan Monaghan and Alice McKown have been named associate publishers at the title, with Monaghan getting a promotion from advertising director, while McKown comes from Condé Nast Traveler, where she was associate publisher.
“I think Brendan is the best fashion salesperson in the business. He has the institutional knowledge and I can’t imagine doing this job without him by my side,” said Mitchell, who was publisher of Condé Nast Traveler until last week. “Alice brings a whole different skill set. She is one of the finest digital minds in this company and can create big idea programs that are the currency of our advertising partnerships today.”
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Mitchell has recruited two others from Condé Nast Traveler, bringing over Jenny Glassberg as advertising director and Janice Trichon as director of finance and operations. They held similar titles at Condé Nast Traveler.
The appointment of Trichon led to the departure of former GQ finance director Meredith Golden. Former GQ associate publisher Marcy Bloom exited to take the publisher’s role at Lucky, as reported.
The new team at GQ has their work cut out for them as the title’s ad pages are down 6 percent to 927.3 pages through the October issue, according to Media Industry Newsletter figures.