Brady's Bunch

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In an eminently sensible cost-cutting move, The New York Times seems to have done away with copyediting. A fashion-page story said the recently re-signed German designer Jil Sander had been expected "to continue her rein."

Big doings at Natural History where Ellen Goldensohn was promoted to editor. As managing editor, she's functioned as acting editor since last June for the handsome mag, put out by the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Men's Journal (Wenner Media) is increasing its rate base to 600,000 effective immediately, says Publisher Kevin O'Malley. It closed '99 up 7% to 1,052 ad pages, its best year ever.

Martin Grant, president of College Television Network Media Group, adds the chief operating officer title.

New Midwest ad director for People is Marianne Joyce. Brian Stalzer becomes Chicago ad manager.

New managing editor of Harper's Bazaar is Mary Gail Pezzimenti, formerly Conde Nast Publications.

Peter Hunsinger has named a new ad director at Vanity Fair. He's J.D. Rehm, who'd been at Redbook. He replaces Jill Seelig, who left.

After 31-plus years, Bill Saunders of IEEE Spectrum will "hang up his button." What does that mean? In any event, there will be a salute for him March 16 at Cellini in Manhattan.

Hosting dinner the other evening at the 21 Club in Manhattan, Robert "Pete" Petersen. The occasion, Petersen's acquisition of Sports Afield from Hearst. Publisher Mike Wade says the book's "future 's so bright, we gotta wear shades!"

House & Garden promoted William Li to associate publisher.

The deadline for entries in the annual USA Weekend student fiction-writing contest is Feb. 17.

In Boston, Direct Results Group hired Margaret Springer as senior copywriter. Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Internet are among her accounts.

Key editorial promotions at Women's Wear Daily include Dianne Pagoda to managing editor and Lisa Lockwood to news editor.

Child (a Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing magazine) named Miriam Arond editor in chief.

Chairman-CEO Ed Lewis named Essence Editor Susan L. Taylor publications director of parent Essence Communications. Monique Greenwood takes over as editor with the June issue.

Southern Living's Kevin Lynch promoted Teresa Wilson Lux to marketing director and Kris Smith to promo manager.

Hearst Mags and New York Times Syndicate will now distribute editorial material from Hearst publications. But why? Hearst already owns King Features, itself a huge syndicate.

Latingirl, an Hispanic teen mag, named Kelly Keenan its associate publisher.

I don't care what Delaney says about Janice Grossman as she left Primedia. I thought she was aces.

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