More on Jane Magazine’s demise
I spoke to Andrea Kaplan, executive director of corporate publicity for Conde Nast, today. She noted that Jane, which was shuttered this week, did not...
I spoke to Andrea Kaplan, executive director of corporate publicity for Conde Nast, today. She noted that Jane, which was shuttered this week, did not have its own dedicated in-house communications staffer (she handles PR for Jane as well as many other magazines), so no layoffs resulted in the communications department as a result. While Jane's editor and publisher have "left the company," Kaplan said, many of the remaining 60 staffers are now being interviewed for other positions within Conde Nast. How many of them the company will actually absorb remains to be seen.
She also said that Conde Nast "will be fulfilling [Jane] subscriptions to readers with another women's title."
Kaplan referred to a statement from Conde Nast president and CEO Charles Townsend, which said the company had "come to believe that the magazine and website will not fulfill our long-term business expectations."
Jane reported a circulation of more than 700,000 at the time of its closure.
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