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Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career by Sylvia Ann Hewlett

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In 2010, a shake-up at the New York Times Magazine made headlines for what was an implied impropriety between its editor, Gerry Marzorati, and a young female editor he promoted from front-of-the-book to story editor, then to web editor, and in 2008, to his side as deputy editor. Megan Liberman, who’d come not from within the news group, as was customary, but from Us, the entertainment weekly, “became an extremely close confidante,” the New York Observer reported. “The two of them were often seen together, and she was a close ally, staffers said.” Staffers also said they found her abrasive—too outspoken, too outwardly power hungry. When a few longtime members of the Times Magazine team tendered their resignations, Marzorati, an editor ...

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