Elle Decor Names Editor-in-Chief — People on the Move | 06.28.17
Hearst's iCrossing gets a new president, Bill Morrison joins MAD, a series of promotions at Modern Luxury, and more...
Hearst Magazines has named Whitney Robinson editor-in-chief of Elle Decor. His background in interior design, style and fashion will inform his vision for Elle Decor, which has an audience of three million across print, digital and social platforms, according to a press release.
Robinson was most recently style director at Town & Country, where he assigned, edited, wrote and produced style and interiors stories and collaborated on a wide range of topics throughout the magazine. Previously, Robinson was deputy editor of the reimagined Metropolitan Home, and before that, he was a senior editor at Town & Country.
“Whitney has an incredible imagination and capacity for discovery,” Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group, said. “He finds the details and the personalities that make for memorable images and stories.”
Robinson was also the co-founder of Qulture.com, a bilingual digital destination for arts and culture in the Middle East. And he has written about fashion, jewelry, food and travel for publications including T: The New York Times Style Magazine, WSJ Magazine and Departures.
For only the fifth time in its 65-year history, MAD Magazine is getting a new editor. Bill Morrison, the illustrator who co-created Bongo Comics with Matt Groening (of The Simpsons fame), has been named executive editor of the brand as it plots its move to Los Angeles.
iCrossing, Hearst's in-house marketing agency and custom content studio, named Mike Parker president. Parker, who previously served as west coast president, succeeds Nick Brien, who recently left to become CEO of Dentsu Aegis Americas.
Ana Colon has been named digital fashion editor at Glamour. Since 2015, she’s served as fashion news writer at Refinery29.
Ally Tubis, formerly Rodale’s head of data science and growth, has been named SVP, Data & Analytics at Fusion Media Group.
Time Inc. promoted David DeNunzio to editor-in-chief of Golf and Golf.com, succeeding David Clarke, who is retiring after 12 years in the role.
Chelsea Hassler has joined PopSugar as senior editor covering news and culture. Most recently, she served as a social media consultant for The Weekly Standard.
Jim Ogle has been named CFO of Folio:'s parent company Access Intelligence. He replaces Ed Pinedo, who is set to retire at the end of 2017. Ogle joins AI with experience in financial, as well as operational roles at several media companies, including b2b companies Penton and Cygnus.
Finally, Modern Luxury announced a series of promotions:
Fashion director James Aguiar adds to his duties the role of VP of creative.
Hamptons publisher Debra Halpert and Gotham publisher Lynn Scotti were both elevated to group publishers.
Etta Meyer, a freelance writer and former photo director at DuJour Media, joins the company as editor of Aspen Peak.
Market editor Jacqueline Zenere was promoted to style director.
Faye Power was named senior fashion editor. Power joins the company from GreenGale Publishing, which Modern Luxury acquired in April.
Connor Childers joins from GreenGale to become market editor, succeeding Zenere, while Helena Kontos was named associate market editor.
Emily Hannon was hired as a fashion assistant.