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04.21.2014
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WHAT RUNWAYS?: As fashion editors gear up for the fall shows and the end of summer langour, former Marie Claire and Redbook editor in chief Lesley Jane Seymour is prepping to go back to school. She'll teach the magazine half of "Introduction to Traditional and New Media," a core course in the masters' publishing program at New York University, and a continuing education course on magazine editing in the spring. "One of the great joys of being an editor in chief was bringing up the 'kids' — finding those stars who would go on to do so many things," she said. Seymour is taking over teaching duties for her former executive editor, Patrice Adcroft, busy editing at Discover. Both were replaced just over a year ago by Joanna Coles and Lucy Kaylin, respectively. — Irin Carmon

POACHING TALENT: O, The Oprah Magazine has hired Deena Greenberg as fashion-jewelry advertising director. Greenberg was previously accessories advertising director at Vogue. Prior to that, she served as beauty ad director at Self from 2000 to 2004, and held various positions at Max Racks, Premiere and Rolling Stone. Greenberg replaces James D'Adamo, who joined Hearst Integrated Marketing as group advertising director in July. Greenberg takes her new post Sept. 17. — S.D.S.

A CERTAIN AGE: More magazine's eighth annual 40-plus model search has snagged its designer partner. Heidi Weisel will dress finalists next February and judge the competition. "These are exactly the kinds of women I like to dress — accomplished, beautiful and ageless," said Weisel. More's fashion and beauty director, Lois Joy Johnson, called Weisel "the thinking woman's designer," and said coverage of her clothes always elicited reader e-mails and calls. Sixteen-thousand women competed last year to win a package that included a Wilhemina modeling contact, a fashion spread in More and sponsor gifts. — I.C.

UP THE LADDER: Departures has promoted from within for its open senior positions, though two mid-level hires are still expected. Stellene Vollanes has been promoted from senior editor for fashion and jewelry to style editor, overseeing all the style content in the magazine in addition to producing the fashion pages. Stephen Wallis, formerly senior editor, has been promoted to deputy editor, taking on top-editing responsibilities. — I.C.
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