Deborah Burns leaving Hachette

Hachette's digital chief also quitting the company to become chief media and revenue officer at Jump

Deborah Burns, former senior vice-president for Hachette Filipacchi magazines Metropolitan Home and Elle Decor, is quitting the New York based publisher.

Burns was at the helm of the Metropolitan Home and Elle Decor magazines, but after the former closed down, then chief executive Alain Lemarchand created a new positon for her - senior vice-president and chief innovation officer - where she was responsible for discovering new revenue sources.

However, Steve Parr, who replaced Lemarchand in September, eliminated her position.

Todd Anderman, Hachette's digital chief, is also quitting the company to become chief media and revenue office at mobile advertising company Jumptap. The duo will depart from the company in January.

Meanwhile, more executive-level changes are expected at Hachette as it engages in talks with Hearst to sell its US-based properties. Lagardère Active, Hachette Filipacchi's French parent company, has been seeking possible buyers for its media properties outside France in an effort to reduce costs.