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Connie Anne Phillips, the chief revenue officer and publisher of Glamour who just inherited publishing duties for Self, hasn’t wasted any time.
Since she assumed the new role two weeks ago, Phillips has begun combining the business teams of both titles, which has entailed job cuts on Self’s sales side. Layoffs are said to number in the low-double digits at Self, which had over 30 business-side jobs.
A company representative confirmed the news and added: “Today we made changes to the business that will allow us to invest in strategic growth initiatives and leverage the audience scale of two great media brands. Our goal is to create the leading women’s platform, offering premium beauty, health and wellness and fashion content, to our consumers and marketing partners.”
In addition to losing publisher Mary Murcko, Self experienced a recent shakeup on the editorial side. Two weeks ago, the fitness-inspired glossy let go of about 15 staffers, as it continues to undergo a makeover under editor in chief Joyce Chang.
The reduction in head count is part of Condé Nast’s larger strategy to slash costs in order to invest in its digital transition. In mid-November, Teen Vogue’s business side was combined with that of Vogue. The change resulted in Teen Vogue publisher and chief revenue officer Jason Wagenheim leaving the company. Now Vogue chief revenue officer and publisher Susan Plagemann oversees both titles.