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Sauerberg will still oversee sales and marketing for Condé Nast, but will also now take a seat on the Magazine Publishers of America board next to David Carey, who was promoted to group president, publishing director, during the reorganization kickoff Jan. 7. Though Sauerberg's new title is similar to ousted group president Mitchell Fox's, he is not directly replacing Fox, who until his departure last week was group president, publishing director, overseeing the Golf Digest magazines, the Fairchild Fashion Group (which includes WWD), W magazine, Bon Appétit and Condé Nast Bridal Media. However, Sauerberg will fill Fox's seat on the MPA board. Before his role at Condé Nast, Sauerberg worked for five years for Fairchild Publications Inc., rising to chief operating officer, and spent 18 years at The New York Times in various finance and administration roles.
At Men's Vogue, Berger replaces William Li, who was tapped to become publisher of Portfolio on Monday, reporting to his mentor Carey. Berger has served several years at Condé Nast men's fashion magazines — two years at Details, a year as an associate publisher at defunct men's magazine Cargo, a few more years as advertising director at Vanity Fair and four years at GQ.
The flurry of press releases won't end with today's appointments — there are still vacant publisher spots at Teen Vogue and Wired.com. Some, no doubt, hope those jobs will be filled while flights to Condé Nast's annual publishers' meeting in Florida at the end of the month are still available. — Stephanie D. Smith
FROM PRINT TO WEB: The upper reaches of 4 Times Square aren't the only areas to welcome new staffers. Joanne Lipman has reached into the newspaper world once again as Condé Nast's Portfolio has tapped Dan Colarusso to edit its Web site. Colarusso was the New York Post's city editor until abruptly quitting in December. Prior to that, he served as the Post's business editor. He can also boast some Web experience, having worked at TheStreet.com until joining the Post in 2002.