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Kate Lewis Departs Hearst Magazines, Lucy Kaylin Named Editorial Director

Lucy Kaylin has been named Hearst Magazines editorial director.
Lucy Kaylin has been named Hearst Magazines editorial director. (Courtesy)

Chief content officer Kate Lewis is departing Hearst Magazines after 10 years at the company. Lucy Kaylin, most recently senior vice president of content, has been promoted to editorial director. Kaylin will report to chief executive Steven R. Swartz and president Debi Chirichella.

Most recently, Kaylin served as senior vice president of content for Hearst Magazines, and prior to that, was the editor-in-chief of O, the Oprah Magazine.

Lewis’ departure and Kaylin’s promotion are the latest staffing shake-ups at the legacy publisher. In July, Hearst laid off a number of employees across titles including Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. At the time, Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Jessica Giles took the helm of Seventeen, while editor Kristin Koch exited this month

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Hearst Magazines Lays Off at Least 40 Employees

Hearst Magazines has laid off a number of editorial employees, affecting brands including Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and more. According to the Hearst Magazines union Twitter account, 41 union members were impacted by the layoffs.

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