Niche Media’s Boston Common magazine named Lisa Pierpont its editor-in-chief. Pierpont is also founder of Boldfacers.com, a multi-media online publication and video channel.

Jessie Price promoted to editor-in-chief of Meredith’s EatingWell from her previous role as deputy editor of food. Price started working for the magazine in 2003.

James Taylor promoted to senior editor of Private Equity and will manage online and print for Private Equity International and PE Manager. His appointment replaces Amanda Janis who was promoted to director-specialist investment networks and will help launch a new business line for the company.

BuzzFeed lifted Chris Geidner to legal editor. He joined the company in 2012 as a senior political reporter from Metro Weekly.

Abbey Stone has joined People Magazine as staff editor. She previously worked at Hollywood.com as a content director.

InStyle promoted two editors:
•    Kate Donovan was promoted to market editor from associate market editor. She joined the title in 2009 from Domino Magazine.
•    Christina Shanahan was lifted from assistant editor to associate editor. Previously, she worked for GQ Magazine before joining the company in 2007.