MSLO CHANGES: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia can join the list of media companies streamlining their operations. WWD has learned that Body + Soul publisher and managing director Janesse Thaw Bruce is leaving the company and will not be replaced. Instead, a spokeswoman confirmed, MSLO will be overseen by group publisher Sally Preston, who also has Martha Stewart Living and Everyday Food in her portfolio.
Through October, Body + Soul’s ad pages were down 19 percent, to 440 pages.
Bruce was an investor in Body + Soul before taking it over and selling it to MSLO in 2004. MSLO is clearly focusing on revamping the title: in August, it tapped Elle executive editor Alexandra Postman to take over at the title, succeeding Alanna Fincke, and moved editorial operations from Watertown, Mass., to New York.
— Irin Carmon
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