Former HuffPost head of product Julia Beizer (pictured) has joined Bloomberg Media, where she’ll be the company’s first-ever chief product officer.
“In this newly created position, Julia will be responsible for accelerating innovation across our digital product portfolio,” wrote global head of digital M. Scott Havens in a note to staffers. “Working with key stakeholders across the newsroom, media distribution, engineering, and our commercial organization, Julia will lead our ambitious product vision and strategy across our owned and operated platforms and our media distribution partners.”
Beizer spent several years at The Washington Post, rising to director of product there before jumping to HuffPost in 2016. She’d most recently been serving as VP of product for the media division of Oath, the Verizon subsidiary comprising Yahoo! and AOL, HuffPost’s parent.
Additionally, Havens announced that Ambika Nigam has been promoted to head of product innovation and growth. She had been serving as global head of product for mobile apps, ITT, and connected devices since joining the company from IDEO in 2016.
Selena Hsu has been named head of partnership operations, a new position. She had been head of digital business strategy since joining from Yahoo! in 2015. Will Dantzler, who joined the company in October, will take on Hsu’s former role.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Susan Keena has joined Sandow as head of sales and strategic partnerships for NewBeauty. Keena arrives at Sandow after fifteen years at Condé Nast, most recently as associate publisher and head of sales for Architectural Digest, a role she took on in 2012 after spending four years in a similar position at W.
“Susan is a proven advertising sales leader with a phenomenal track record of generating revenue across a variety of platforms,” said NewBeauty president Agnes Chapski in a statement. “Her skilled background and collaborative leadership style make her a tremendous asset to the brand during this exciting and pivotal time.”
Hearst has named Sally Holmes the new digital director of MarieClaire.com, succeeding Jessica Pels, who jumped over to of Cosmopolitan.com last week to serve as digital director. Holmes moves over to Marie Claire from Elle, where she’d been serving as executive editor of ELLE.com since last May. She joined Hearst four years ago as ELLE.com’s senior news editor, arriving from New York magazine’s The Cut.
Earlier in the week, Marie Claire announced that Joseph Errico has joined the magazine as fashion director, a newly created role. He arrives from Nylon, where he’d also served as fashion director.
Digital B2B outlet Brief Media has hired Paul Mattioli as chief revenue officer. Mattioli arrives from the New England Journal of Medicine, where he had been director of sales and business development since 2016. Prior to that, he spent about three years at Hanley Wood, most recently as senior VP of corporate accounts.
Krystal Ball and Jamal Simmons have both joined The Hill to host a pair of new streaming shows. Ball, who was co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle” from 2012 to 2015, will serve as the progressive counterpart to an unnamed conservative co-host on a morning program. Simmons, a political commentator who worked on presidential campaigns for Bill Clinton and Al Gore, will initially appear on Ball’s show before being given his own program.
TV Guide plucked a trio of salespeople from American Media, Inc.:
- Kelly Parker has been named west coast sales director. She previously spent 16 years at AMI, most recently managing west coast sales for Star and OK!.
- Sara Brown, former midwest integrated account director for Star and RadarOnline, has been named TV Guide‘s midwest sales director.
- Marielle Riordan, who had been advertising director for The National Enquirer, Star, and OK!, has been named entertainment sales director.
- A fourth addition, senior account director Gail Dorfman, arrives from Bauer Media Group, where she spent the last 28 years as senior account director for titles like InTouch, Woman’s World, and J-14.
ALM has tapped Mark Bauer as managing editor of The National Law Journal and Texas Lawyer. He had been a contributing editor to The National Law Journal since joining from ACTIVE.com in November.
Adam Banicki has joined Fatherly as VP of video. He arrives from Vice Media, where he served as executive producer of short form video.
Evolve Media, digital publisher of brands like CraveOnline and TotallyHer, announced a pair of new hires. Eric Alt has joined the company as executive editor. Alt arrives from The Clio Awards, where he was editorial content director, and has held previous roles at Fast Company, NBC Universal, and Maxim. Meanwhile, Erik Yates has joined the company as VP of sales, east. He was previously VP of sales at Fast Company, and has also spent time at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and Men’s Journal.