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Vanity Fair’s publisher out after less than a year

Edward Menicheschi will replace Alan Katz says spokesperson
/ Source: The Associated Press

The publisher of Vanity Fair magazine has been removed after less than a year on the job.

Conde Nast, the publishing company, is replacing Alan Katz with Edward Menicheschi, president of WWD Media Worldwide, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

The switch, which took effect Wednesday, comes after a period when Vanity Fair’s circulation has risen to record levels, but its advertising has declined.

Circulation was up 7 percent to 1.2 million in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year, said spokeswoman Maurie Perl. But the number of advertising pages dropped 15 percent in that period.

Katz took the helm of Vanity Fair after leaving Cargo magazine, which Conde Nast closed last year. He did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

Menicheschi is a former associate publisher and executive editor of Vogue. His work at WWD Media Worldwide included overseeing Women’s Wear Daily.