Mike Hammer, who took over the top slot at Stuff magazine after the too-laddie Greg Gutfield was promoted out of the job, is finally packing up his, um, stuff and moving on. Replacing him is Complex EIC Jimmy Jellinek. Before Complex, Jellinek was a founding editor of the U.S. FHM. Which means that guys from FHM's launch team now helm four men's mags: Jellinek at Stuff, Ed Needham at Maxim, Tony Romando at Sync, and Scott Gramling at FHM. It's like The Washington Monthly over there, but with boobies instead of welfare reform.
Full Dennis Publishing memo after the jump. JO
——-Original Message——- From: REDACTED Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 10:40 AM To: REDADCTED Subject: New Editor-In-Chief for Stuff
We are pleased to announce Jimmy Jellinek as the new Editor-In-Chief of Stuff magazine.
Jimmy joins Stuff from Complex magazine, where he has served as Editor-In-Chief since May 2004. Previous to Complex, Jimmy served as Writer-at-Large for two years for FHM Magazine, where he oversaw the development of features, pop-culture coverage, interviews and product coverage. Previous to that he was the Senior Writer and one of the founding editors of FHM where he served for an additional four years. Jimmy began his career at Rolling Stone and went on to Details before joining FHM.
We have admired Jimmy's work on Complex and consider his editorial experience, vision, energy and drive perfect for leading a magazine that serves up entertainment, fashion, gear and pop culture to many millions of guys.
Mike Hammer is leaving the company to pursue another project. We thank Mike for his service to the company on Stuff and Maxim over the last six years. Mike consulted on the original issue of Maxim, launched Stuff as Executive Editor, held that position on Maxim before running the ship at Stuff for the past two years. We wish him well in all his future endeavors.