Conde Nast’s Self Magazine to Cease Publication

Company will continue digital edition with Carolyn Kylstra as editor-in-chief

Self Magazine

Condé Nast will shutter the print edition of Self magazine, the publishing company announced on Thursday.

The brand will convert to a digital-only after the February 2017 print issue, with executive digital director Carolyn Kylstra to serve as the new editor-in-chief. Current editor-in-chief Joyce Chang is among about 20 job cuts, according to WWD.

Since September 2015, Kylstra has overseen all of the magazine’s digital editorial content for the magazine, which had previously cut back the number of issues from 12 to 10 per year in 2015.

“Audiences are more discerning than ever about how they live, and in Self, we have a popular and established brand that speaks directly to the burgeoning health and wellness movement,” said Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue. “Carolyn has played a pivotal role in refining and focusing Self and understands how to create content that excites and inspires our audiences.”

Last November, Condé Nast made the decision to shutter Details magazine, laying off more than 50 employees. At the same time, the company folded in Self’s sales and marketing teams into those of Glamour. Back in June, the two magazines also combined their operations and social media teams in another round of restructuring.

“By re-imagining how Self creates content and how we distribute it, we are uniquely positioned to give consumers more of what they love while creating innovative and engaging opportunities for our advertising partners,” said Jim Norton, chief business officer and president of revenue for Condé Nast.