People on the Move
Brendan Monaghan replaces Bill Wackermann at Condé Nast Traveler and more...
Condé Nast president and future CEO Bob Sauerberg appointed Brendan Monaghan the new publisher and chief revenue officer of Condé Nast traveler. Monaghan is currently the publisher of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, as well as the Times' SVP of advertising. This will be Monaghan's second stint at Condé Nast; he served as associate publisher of GQ before leaving for the New York Times in 2014.
Monaghan's arrival signifies the end of Bill Wackermann's fifteen-year career with the company. He became the youngest publisher in Condé Nast history when he first took that role at Details in 2001.
The move is the latest in a series of high-level staff changes at the mass media company in advance of Sauerberg's inauguration as CEO early next year. Earlier this month, Allure's founding editor-in-chief Linda Wells stepped down after two decades with the brand. A week later, Condé Nast shuttered Details and combined the sales teams of Glamour and Self, parting ways with Details editor-in-chief Dan Peres and publisher Drew Schutte, as well as Self publisher Mary Murcko.
Here are the rest of this week's people on the move:
John Simons, business editor at International Business Times, will shift to the newly-created role of enterprise editor, where he will oversee the formation of large-scale stories and one-day projects across all of IBT's sections. In addition, Roland Jones will join IBT to replace Simons as business editor.
Times Inc. hired Robert Elder as VP of sales for People. Most recently, he served as VP of national sales at Live Nation Entertainment, the world's largest live event producing, marketing and ticketing firm.
Hearst announced a slew of new hires and promotions for its monthly women's magazine Marie Claire. Caryn Prime, director of editorial operations at Entertainment Weekly, was named Marie Claire's new managing editor. GQ senior researcher Hilary Elkins will join the magazine as research director. Additionally, senior editor Whitney Joiner was named contributing editor, while beauty assistant Claire Fontanetta was promoted to assistant beauty editor.
The Advertising Specialty Institute named Dave Vagnoni editor of Advantages magazine. Vagnoni joined ASI as a writer in 2008, before being promoted to senior editor of the Institute's Counselor magazine in 2012.
Jessica Derrick and David DiBenedetto were both promoted to SVP's of Garden & Gun. Derrick and Dibenedetto will both maintain their current duties as brand development director and editor-in-chief, respectively. Both joined Garden & Gun in 2008.
As part of the official re-launch of its LiveOutdoors digital platform, Evolve Media announced a series of new appointments. David Rosenfeld joined the brand as managing editor, where he'll oversee the new staff. Rosenfeld had been publisher of the regional Westside People Magazine since 2012. Additionally, Andrew Macaulay was named sales director. Bringing sales experience from Carbon Media Group, Bonnier and Forbes, Macaulay will aim to further develop LiveOutdoors' client roster of brand marketers.