REUNITED: Newly-minted Tango editor in chief Carrie Sloan has tapped Maureen Dempsey to be her executive editor. Dempsey was formerly the Web editor at Vogue, but the two met when both worked at Marie Claire, before Dempsey left for the now-deceased Shop Etc. Sloan has also pulled from her employment history to draft author and New York Times book review columnist Dave Itzkoff to write a column called "The Male Brain." (Years ago, Itzkoff succeeded Sloan at Details). "He has a witty, sardonic take on male and female relationships — but not so much as to be world-weary," Sloan said. Former BlackBook publisher Jyl Elias has also landed at the magazine on the business side, as executive vice president for sales and marketing. — I.C.
CRUISING GAWKER: Is New York magazine getting its third Gawker alum? WWD reported in early July that current online editor Jesse Oxfeld would take on more responsibilities at the print magazine after the departure of Ben Wasserstein to The New Republic, and the magazine is believed to be staffing up on its online efforts. Sources said New York had made an offer to Oxfeld's former Gawker co-editor, Jessica Coen, who has been serving as Vanity Fair's deputy online editor, but a spokeswoman for New York declined to comment. (Elizabeth Spiers, the first-ever editor of Gawker, also had a stint at New York.) The spokeswoman did confirm a report on the blog Jossip that Chris Rovzar would be joining nymag.com from the New York Daily News, but said he would work with another editor yet to be hired. — I.C.