The Economist Taps New Publisher and COO | People on the Move
Meredith Corp. names a publisher for Allrecipes, Glamour hires an art director from Cosmo, and more media moves this week.
The Economist Group revealed a new business-side structure today, combining its sales and circulation teams under chief marketing officer Michael Brunt, who has been promoted to COO and publisher of the London-based weekly.
In the new role, Brunt will continue to lead the circulation division—which the company adds is now its most profitable business—while taking on oversight of sales, marketing solutions, events, and analytics. Brunt, who has been with the company since 2006, rose to CMO and managing director of circulation in 2013. Since then, he’s reshaped the company’s circulation strategy, focusing on low-cost introductory print and digital subscriptions aimed at nurturing new readers to become paying customers.
“The publisher team combines the strongest part of our business to ensure that we are creating the best products and services for our readers as well as our clients,” said CEO Chris Stibbs. “Michael’s success in transforming The Economist‘s circulation division makes him perfectly suited to lead the new publisher team.”
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Meredith Corp. has tapped Karla Partilla as the new publisher of Allrecipes. Partilla arrives from marketing platform LiveIntent, where she was VP of strategic sales. She’ll report to Carey Witmer, who heads up the recently expanded Meredith Food Group. Partilla succeeds Mark Josephson, who was promoted last month to group publisher of The Magnolia Journal, Midwest Living, and Parents, among others.
Kiplinger named Sarah Stevens its new VP of content, heading up editorial operations across the company’s various brands. She’ll report to editor-in-chief and president, Knight Kiplinger, serving as a successor to chief content officer Kevin McCormally, who retired last month. Stevens arrives from Wolters Kluwer, where she spent the last five years as a director in the company’s federal tax division. Prior to that, Stevens spent two decades at Bloomberg BNA.
Esquire deputy editor John Hendrickson is joining Rolling Stone as political news editor.
Sarah Olin has joined Glamour as art director. Olin returns to Condé Nast from Hearst Magazines, where she spent spent the last two years as deputy art director for Cosmopolitan. Before that, Olin had been senior designer for Details.
Megan Swiatkowski, formerly senior communications specialist at Politico, is joining Axios as associate director of communications.