Vecchiarelli, who held the top job for more than four years, will be leaving the company at the end of July to pursue other opportunities. In her new role, Murray will oversee DuJour Media’s multiple platforms and strategic partnerships, working closely with chief revenue officer Leslie Farrand. Murray and Farrand both report to DuJour founder and chief executive officer Jason Binn.
“Nicole has been an amazing partner since our launch, in fall 2012, making DuJour an award-winning must-read,” Binn said. “I wish her every success as she starts this new phase of her career. I am confident Murray’s experience will enhance our strategic partnerships, including Gilt.com. She will be taking the baton, creating unique exclusive lifestyle content.”
Over the past 15 years, in addition to WSJ, Murray has worked at InStyle, T Magazine, Marie Claire and Gourmet Traveller, where she created print and digital content across key categories, such as celebrity, fashion, culture, design, technology, business and food.
Murray’s hire signals a new chapter for the quarterly print and monthly digital DuJour and comes as there have been widespread rumors that there have been other staff changes at the title, which Binn denied on Wednesday.
DuJour was launched via a partnership with Gilt Groupe and James Cohen of Hudson News, now part of Dufry. According to Binn, Cohen remains a shareholder in DuJour even though the Hudson News founder recently launched his own quarterly magazine, Galerie, with his wife Lisa.