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New Yorker Swaps Publishers

Condé Nast, UBM, Women’s Health, MSLO, more …



By Jason Fell
02/05/2009

Condé Nast has announced a pair of personnel changes: The New Yorker vice president and publisher Drew Schutte has been named to the newly-created position of senior vice president and chief revenue officer of Condé Nast Digital, and Lisa Hughes, who served as vice president and publisher of Condé Nast Traveler, will replace Shutte as VP and publisher of the New Yorker.

The New Yorker's ad pages fell 27 percent last year.

Meg Doperak was named director of integrated marketing of Time Inc. corporate sales and marketing. Previously, Doperak served as senior director of integrated sales and marketing at Rodale.

Rodale has named Molly Nover-Baker to the newly-created position of beauty director at Women’s Health. Most recently, Nover-Baker served as beauty and fitness director at Hearst’s now-shuttered CosmoGirl!.

United Business Media has named Ninan Chacko CEO of PR Newswire, succeeding Charles Gregson whoo is retiring. Most recently Chacko served as chief commercial officer of Worldspan.

The Reader's Digest association has promoted Lara Bashkoff to president of Global RDA Interactive.Bashkoff has served as interim president since November 2008 when Jodi Kahn, who held that position, left the company.

Fabien Baron
has resigned as co-editorial director of Interview magazine publisher Brant Publications in order to focus more on his agency, Baron & Baron, the company said. Baron was named to the position early last year with Glenn O’Brien shortly after longtime editor Ingrid Sischy left the company. Interview creative director Karl Templer also has resigned. Stephanie Seymour Brant, formerly Contributing fashion editor, will now serve as fashion editor-at-large.

McGraw-Hill has appointed D. Edward Smyth executive vice president of corporate affairs and executive assistant to president, chairman and CEO Harold McGraw III. The former H.J. Heinz chief administrative officer and senior vice president replaces David Stafford who will return the the company’s legal department as vice president and associate general counsel.

Arlen Kantarian has been named to the board of directors at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, replacing Rick Boyko, who is stepping down. Also, at Martha Stewart Living, top editor Michael Boodro reportedly is leaving the magazine as part of a restructuring. Chief creative officer Gail Towey is said to become acting editor.

Niche Media has named Sue Hostetler shelter and design editor for the publisher’s stable of stable of regional magazines. Hostetler serves as host of “Plum Homes with Sue Hostetler” on the resort community television network Plum TV.

Magazine printer Publishers Press has named Dick Ryan director of business development for its e-Opportunities division, which creates and manages digital services including online magazines and e-newsletters.

Source Interlink consumer marketing president Steve Aster is leaving the company. His departure is effective February 6.

By Jason Fell
02/05/2009







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