NEW ME FOR MC: Marie Claire has poached GQ’s editorial business manager, Catherine Gundersen, to be its new managing editor. She will start on Oct. 20 and report to Marie Claire editor in chief Anne Fulenwider.
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Gundersen, who had been at GQ since August 2013, has held a string of managing editor jobs during her career. They include two stints as interim managing editor at Condé Nast magazines Self and Brides, as well as managing editor roles at Budget Travel and Runner’s World. She returns to Hearst after having served as managing editor of Harper’s Bazaar UK and Esquire and having held the post of associate editor for O, The Oprah Magazine from 2000 to 2004.
“Catherine is fantastic — I got to know her at Brides — she has great energy and she’ll be a great fit,” said Fulenwider, who was editor in chief at Brides from 2011 to 2012.
Gundersen replaces Nancy Gillen, who departed the women’s magazine after just two months on the job.
More staffing news is said to be coming from Marie Claire, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Fulenwider confirmed one: Kyle Anderson, accessories director, is being promoted to style and accessories director.