Glamour Editor-In-Chief Cindi Leive Resigns After 16 Years

American Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive is stepping down from her role at the Condé Nast title after 16 years.

Her successor has not yet been named and Leive will stay on until the end of the year.

“I’ve loved being in conversation with women over the last decade, and I’m excited to go deep into projects that stand to improve women’s lives,” wrote Leive in an e-mail to staff on Thursday. “This is an electric moment for women and activism, and I plan to be part of that. But this is not goodbye: I’ve told Anna I will stay to see all our fall projects — including, of course, Women of the Year — through to completion.”

“Cindi brilliantly edited Glamour for the past 16 years and I want to thank her for her creativity, passion, and dedication,” said Anna Wintour, American Vogue editor-in-chief and Condé Nast artistic director, in a statement. “She expanded Glamour from a beautiful monthly print magazine into a relevant brand in digital, video and social media, successfully laying the groundwork for a new generation of leaders and audiences.”

“When Cindi took the helm of Glamour in 2001, it was a monthly print magazine; today, Glamour is a full-fledged, multi-media brand that connects with audiences across digital, video, social, experiential, and print,” wrote Bob Sauerberg, Condé Nast’s chief executive, in a company-wide memo thanking Leive. “Cindi will cap her tenure at Glamour on a high note with the brand’s annual Women of the Year celebration, held for the first time in Brooklyn. And she will stay on to help with a seamless transition to a new editorial leader.

Leive isn’t the only major editor in the industry to announce their regulation. In the last month, Graydon Carter from Condé Nast’s Vanity Fair is leaving after 25 years, Robbie Myers of Hearst’s Elle is leaving after 17 years and Nancy Gibbs of Time Inc’s Time magazine is leaving after four years at the helm and 32 years at the title. Hearst announced Marie Claire creative director Nina Garcia as Elle’s new editor-in-chief, but the rest of the successors have yet to be named.

As far as her future plans, Leive sounds like she will be going in a different direction.
 “I’m not going to another big media job or to a similar position at another company,” Leive told the New York Times.

Originally from Detroit, Ashley has been a style curator and editor for over a decade, having lived in Washington DC and New York City before moving to West Hollywood in 2015. She has written for The Washington Post, Hollywood Life, Haute Living, Vanity Fair, International Business Times and Fashion Times. She lives for leather jackets, statement sunglasses, RuPaul's Drag Race and her rescue basset hound Cletus.

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