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Elle magazine is moving office—from its formerly bedbug-infested digs on Broadway to the Time Inc. building on Avenue of the Americas (a.k.a. the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce). Word on the streets is that the only two staffers who will get private offices in the new space are editor-in-chief Roberta Myers and creative director Joe Zee. We can't wait to see the new offices on the new season of The City! WWD reports on this and other ch-ch-ch-changes at the mag:
The buzz squares with an interview then-chief executive officer Alain Lemarchand gave to Media Week last week, in which he praised a new, open floor plan as a way to encourage loyalty and cooperation among the staff. He even planned to give up his own office for a desk on the floor. Of course, on Tuesday Hachette revealed that Lemarchand would be leaving the U.S. operation for a senior management role with its French parent Lagardère Active, and that Steve Parr would take over as ceo. So is Parr as keen on an open floor plan?· Work space [WWD]