NEW YORK — John Leland, James Truman’s hand-picked successor at Details magazine, has quit after less than a year. He will be replaced by Joe Dolce, a contributing editor at Vogue.
Leland had been named editor-in-chief at the magazine after Truman became editorial director at Condé Nast at the beginning of the year.
Leland came from Newsweek, where he was senior editor for the magazine’s lifestyle section. Dolce, on the other hand, is a Details insider, having been at the publication for three years before joining Vogue this summer.
Neither Leland nor Dolce could be reached for comment.
Under Truman, Details became one of the hottest magazines in the market. Circulation grew to 480,000 from 100,000 in four years, and ad pages showed similar gains: According to Media Industry Newsletter, ad pages jumped 80 percent in 1992, to 678.6 from 376.3 in 1991. There was a 32 percent increase to 897.5 in 1993. The increases, however, had slowed to low single digit gains since Truman left.