Scott Dadich Exits Wired | People on the Move — 1.4.17
Former Robb Report CEO Stephen Colvin heads to Bloomberg Live, SourceMedia names a CMO, and more...
Nicholas Thompson, former digital editor of The New Yorker, is replacing Scott Dadich as editor-in-chief of Wired magazine—another Condé Nast title. This marks a return for Thompson who had served as senior editor of Wired from 2005-10.
Dadich, who spent 11 years at Condé Nast, oversaw the company’s efforts to create tablet editions of its magazines when the iPad was released back in 2010, Recode reports.
However, after four years as top editor of the tech brand, Dadich is returning to his design roots with Godfrey Dadich Partners, a “strategy, design and content firm,” along with marketing industry veteran Patrick Godfrey, according to a release.
Thompson is taking over at an interesting time to say the very least—CN is currently going through another reorganization.
During his four year tenure at The New Yorker, Thompson helped lead the redesign of the brand’s site, the launch of the New Yorker Today app, and introduced a metered paywall.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:
Bloomberg Media has appointed Stephen Colvin as head of Bloomberg Live, their global events division. Colvin, who most recently served as CEO of Robb Report Media, will lead the global Bloomberg Live operation and be responsible for defining live event opportunities.
Matthew Yorke has joined SourceMedia as CMO, a company spokeswoman confirms to Folio:. Yorke joins the B2B publisher from media agency OMD USA, where he spent more than a year as managing director of business development and marketing. Yorke previously spent 15 years with IDG, eventually rising to CEO of IDG Enterprise.
Faye Brennan has been named a deputy editor of Cosmopolitan. She joins from Elite Daily where she was most recently head of sex and dating.
Active Interest Media, Inc. has promoted Eric Henderson to national sales director of its Outdoor Trade Group, which includes SNEWS. Henderson was previously the group’s New Business Development director and he'll continue to oversee Yonder, AIM’s social app for outdoor adventurers.
Photojournalist Garrett Cortese has joined Bonnier Corp. as the editorial director of water sports brands Wakeboarding and WaterSki. He comes from Alliance Wake Magazine where he most recently served as editor and director of photography.
Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has joined Motto as a columnist. Motto, Time Inc.'s site targeting Millennial women, was launched early last year. Carlson will write for the site's newsletter, focusing on women and empowerment issues.
Andrew Richdale has been named deputy editor of Saveur. He served most recently as senior editor at AFAR magazine and has written for Details, Marie Claire and Esquire.
Business Insider’s head of audience development Meena Thiruvengadam is leaving the company to pursue another opportunity. She'd been with the brand since late 2015 and previously worked as the editor of Yahoo Finance.
Laura McGann has been promoted from deputy managing editor for policy and politics to editorial director, a new role at the site.
Washington Post correspondent Jim Tankersley has left the newspaper to join Vox. He'll run the politics and policy team.
Lauren Williams has been promoted to executive editor. She most recently served as managing editor.