The Shifting Media Landscape Has Also Changed The Dynamics Of Mentorship

by MR Magazine Staff

When Adam Moss announced his plan to resign as editor-in-chief of New York Magazine at the end of March, he cited his belief that editors should have term-limits. “I have never subscribed to the myth of the all-powerful editor — I get way more credit than I deserve for the work that you do,” he wrote in a memo to staff. His words are apt for a time of sea change in the media industry, as once-indomitable brands reckon with how to remain relevant and profitable, in part by shaking up company cultures and traditional masthead dynamics. The last few years has seen the exit of many editorial titans in addition to Moss, including Jim Nelson of GQ, Joanna Coles of Cosmopolitan, Robbie Myers of Elle, Cindi Leive of Glamour, Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair and David Granger of Esquire. Tasked with captivating audiences in an oversaturated landscape at an ever-accelerating pace, this replacement generation of media leaders faces a new crop of challenges to how they create content and mentor those coming up under them. Read more at Fashionista.