As group publishing director, he will oversee ad packages involving varied combos of these magazines. For more than a 12 months, Travel & Leisure has been holding focus groups with readers. Lloyd Ziff, a founding editor of New West and an art director liable for the redesign of many magazines, was employed to redesign the journal.
Richard Barthelmes, who has been publisher of Conde Nast’s Gourmet journal for the previous six years, was named writer of Travel & Leisure and have become group publishing director at American Express Publishing. NEW YORK (AP) _ American Express Publishing, which lost its publisher of Travel & Leisure journal to Conde Nast Publications in May, is filling the job with a veteran magazine executive from Conde Nast. Unlike Conde Nast Traveler, which has a critical voice, Time & Leisure prefers to write about locations it feels it could possibly recommend.…