Jeffries Blackerby Replaces Richard Story as EIC at Departures

by Kristen Heinzinger

Departures has tapped Jeffries Blackerby as its new editor-in-chief, replacing Richard Story, who left the title in March after 17 years. Blackerby joins from Travel + Leisure, where he was executive editor since 2014. He will report to editorial director of Time Inc.’s luxury and lifestyle group, Nathan Lump.

Blackerby had been an editor at Departures early on in his career, when it was solely a Time Inc. entity. In 2013, Departures was acquired by Time Inc. from American Express Publishing (at the same time that it bought Travel + Leisure), and publishes in partnership with the company. Outside of Time Inc., Blackerby had a 10-month stint at Condé Nast Traveler and has served as an editor at VogueAllure, and T: The New York Times’ Style Magazine. Blackerby is married to Tome designer Ramon Martin and is based in New York City.

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TOM GARDNER July 2, 2020 - 11:01 AM

DEAR EDITOR, 2 JUL 2020

AS THE AUTHOR OF: ‘THE BUTLER WORE GUCCIS’ (AMAZON), PRESENTLY AT 74, A SEMI-RETIRED NYC
ANTIQUES DEALER (PERIOD – TIFFANY STUDIOS & VINTAGE VENETIAN GLASS), YOUR PUBLICATION’S ARRIVAL IS A MOST ANTICIPATED EVENT.

WHILE THE WORLD WORKS ITS WAY THROUGH THIS MAJOR LIFE- CHALLENGING TIME, THE REALITY THAT ‘BEAUTY’ IS A FACET THE HUMAN SPECIES CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT.

HAVING WORKED IN HOMES FROM: NEWPORT’S ‘CLIFF WALK’ (‘FAIRHOLME’ -1966), TO PALM BEACH’S – ‘MAR-A-LAGO’ … FOR ITS ORIGINAL OWNER – MRS. MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST (BEING ONE OF 45 IN STAFF – JUNIOR BUTLER – 1967), YOUR ARTICLES AND PHOTOS, ATTESTS TO THE VALUE OF RARITY AND QUALITY.

PERHAPS BECAUSE OF MY EXPOSURE TO THAT LIFESTYLE AT AN EARLY AGE, I HAVE AN EVEN DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT YOUR PUBLICATION FINDS MAGICAL.

BRAVO TO YOU AND YOUR STAFF FOR THEIR FOCUS.

TOM GARDNER

PS. FOR THE RECORD, MY SPOUSE, SHELDON BARR (45 YEARS AND COUNTING) IS ‘PLATINUM’.

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