The Hearst-owned glossy has tapped Norman Vanamee, a former online features editor at Architectural Digest, as articles director. Vanamee, who also served as editor in chief of Garden Design and Sherman’s Travel, first met Volandes when the two worked at Departures.
The magazine also brought contributing editor Whitney Robinson on staff as the magazine’s style director, a role that Volandes held before being named editor in chief in March.
In order to round out its arts and culture coverage, T&C has added Adam Rathe as senior editor. Rathe most recently served as a features editor at DuJour, and before that, he worked at Out Magazine. Rathe fills the role of arts editor left open by Kevin Conley, who is now a contributor to the magazine.
According to Volandes, the new blood is meant to build upon the “voice and point of view” that editorial director Jay Fielden put in place when he helmed the magazine. In January, Fielden was named editor in chief of Esquire, taking over for David Granger, who was let go. Fielden retains oversight of T&C, but it’s Volandes’ magazine.
Still, the new editor in chief told WWD that she doesn’t want to stray from Fielden’s foundation. As a result, she’s promoted senior market and accessories editor William Kahn to fashion market and accessories director. Features director Danielle Stein has been named deputy editor, succeeding Mary Kaye Schilling, who is now a contributing editor.
With her team more or less set, Volandes noted that her goal is to “bring in new readers” in both print and digital.
“I think being an editor in chief right now [involves having] to think about all of it and I certainly do,” she said of growing the glossy’s audience across platforms, even though her work is more centered on the print magazine.
According to the Alliance of Audited Media, T&C’s total paid and verified circulation last year was 486,297, up 1.3 percent over 2014. Total single-copy sales amounted to 42,443, a 2.7 percent decline.