The past few months have been filled with editorial changes, the most major of which was Sally Singer‘s departure as the editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Her spot was later filled by WSJ.‘s top dog Deborah Needleman, and now Kristina O’Neill from Harper’s Bazaar has been tapped to head WSJ.
O’Neill has been at Bazaar for the past twelve years, and her last position there was executive editor. According to a press release from The Wall Street Journal, O’Neill will start her new gig October 29, and will report to Ruth Altchek, who was bumped up from editor of the “Off Duty” section of the newspaper to the newly-created role of editorial director for “WSJ Weekend”, which oversees “Off Duty” and WSJ. Magazine.
O’Neill wrote in the statement:
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining The Wall Street Journal, with its incredible reputation and reach. WSJ. Magazine is on a roll, and I can’t wait to pick up the momentum and create content that further drives the conversation.
One of the first things that O’Neill will tackle is increasing the annual number of issues. WSJ. produced four issues when it launched in 2008, and now, runs 10. O’Neill and her staff are pushing for 11 issues in 2013, and 12 in 2014.
It’ll be interesting to see how these masthead changes play out and it’ll to be fun to read each editor’s debut issue at their respective glossies, but we’re mostly just wondering who will nab O’Neill’s and Anamaria Wilson‘s spots at Bazaar. Wilson recently left her post as the fashion features editor to a swanky job at Michael Kors, and her position has yet to be filled.
Well, you’ll know when we know.