Publishing behemoth Condé Nast will end Teen Vogue’s print magazine and slash 80 jobs company-wide, an individual familiar with the matter told TheWrap.
The New York-based media company will instead focus resources on the growth of Teen Vogue’s digital brand under the direction of Digital Editorial Director Phil Picardi.
It’s unclear at this time how many of those 80 layoffs will come from TeenVogue — or whether the site’s firebrand political columnist Lauren Duca is among those pink-slipped.
In an additional cost-cutting move, the individual said that Condé Nast media properties such as Architectural Digest, GQ, Glamour, Allure, Bon Appétit, W, and Condé Nast Traveler will all trim the number of issues printed each year.
The news was first reported by WWD’s Alexandra Steigrad.
A spokesperson for Condé Naste declined to comment.
During the 2016 election, Teen Vogue has emerged as a place for politically interested millennials and generation-Z readers.
The site’s political coverage, in particular from contributing columnist Lauren Duca, has connected with large numbers of this cohort.
Duca and Teen Vogue have also been a frequent target of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, a feud that has likely helped the brands of everyone involved.
Duca told TheWrap that her regular column for the website was safe and tweeted as much on Thursday.
I'm still writing my column, trolls. This witch isn't dead yet.
- Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) November 2, 2017