Condé Nast is starting out the year with staff cuts to the Glamour magazine team, part of the parent company's overall reorganization plan. According to WWD, Glamour cut staff last week, including an assistant editor and executive beauty editor. This news comes just two months after Glamour announced that the 80-year-old fashion and beauty magazine would cease publication at the beginning of this year. The January 2019 issue was the magazine's last regular print issue. The magazine may, however, print special editions occasionally.
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