Conde Nast, publisher of Vogue, GQ and Vanity Fair, has turned to book
publisher Random House to find its new corporate communications
Nicola Eaton, 29, replaces Kimberly Fortier who left to become publisher
of the Spectator. Currently Random House’s publicity director for
Century, Eaton is expected to join Conde Nast in January.
"We interviewed seven or eight high-flyers and Nicky flew the highest,"
said Conde Nast managing director Nicholas Coleridge.
Eaton has worked at Random House for six years, starting out as a press
officer for Jonathan Cape, its literary division. As publicity director
she has been responsible for promoting authors such as John Grisham.
At Conde Nast she will report directly to Coleridge and head a small
team responsible for public relations across all titles and corporate PR
for the company as a whole.