People on the Move
Harper's Magazine finds a new editor, The Atlantic names a new head of Re:think and more...
John. R. MacArthur, the publisher of Harper’s Magazine, announced today that James Marcus will become editor of the 165-year-old monthly, effective June 1.
Marcus joined Harper’s as deputy editor in 2010 and was promoted to executive editor in 2013. During his tenure at the magazine he has edited feature articles, fiction, and commentary by Thomas Frank, Leslie Jamison, Andrew Cockburn, Masha Gessen, and Nicholson Baker, among many others.
As a critic and writer of broad scope, Marcus has contributed to such publications as The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The Atlantic, Salon, The Village Voice, The Nation, and Story Quarterly, in addition to Harper’s Magazine. He is also an Italian translator who has translated books by authors such as Giacomo Casanova and Oriana Fallaci.
From 2007 to 2010 he was editor-at-large of the Columbia Journalism Review, in which capacity he assembled and introduced Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage (2011) for Columbia University Press.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:
Michael Monroe will join The Atlantic as VP of marketing and head of Re:think, the brand's creative marketing arm. It was also announced that Sam Rosen, who helped build and lead Re:think, is launching a new initiative responsible for brand engagement and loyalty.
IBT Media announced that Barclay Palmer has joined the company as executive producer for Video. Before joining IBT Media, Palmer worked at CBS News Digital as director of video production.
TheStreet has named Margaret de Luna president. De Luna most recently served as VP of product for Praetorian Digital. Previously, de Luna worked for MarketWatch for more than a decade.
The New York Times has added Andrew Glazer and Malachy Browne to its video team. Glazer comes to the Times from Vice, where he served as a senior producer for Vice News. Browne most recently served as a managing editor for First Look Media’s Reported.ly.
Fusion has named Dodai Stewart executive editor. She most recently served as director of culture coverage after joining Fusion from Jezebel in 2014.
ESPN has named Wanda Young senior VP of marketing and consumer engagement, a new role at the company. Young most recently served as Walmart’s VP of media and digital marketing.
Rachel Becker has been named social media marketing director at New York Media. She had been social media marketing manager there.
Jake Rossen and Shaunacy Ferro have been named senior writers at Mental Floss. They had both been staff writers there.
Time Inc.’s People announced the expansion of PeopleStyle with five new editors:
Deputy style director Sharon Clott Kanter most recently joined the team from InStyle, where she served as senior editor. Photo editor Brian Nichols joins the team from T: The New York Times Magazine.
Associate digital beauty editor Jillian Ruffo joins from Bustle, where she was associate branded content editor, market editor Sarah Ball joins from StyleWatch, and associate editor Emily Kirkpatrick joins from freelance writer positions at Lucky magazine, Buzzfeed and Paper, among others.
Additionally, Alex Apatoff, promoted from senior style editor, is now deputy style director. She joined People in 2010. Brittany Talarico, promoted from style news editor, is now senior style news editor, and joined People in 2013. And rounding out the team are beauty editor Jackie Fields, style editor Catherine Kast, writer-reporter Colleen Kratofil, social media editor Lindy Segal, and editorial assistant Sarah Kinonen.