Fatherly Taps Condé Nast Exec as VP of Marketing | People on the Move
Phillip Picardi exits Condé Nast, AtlanticLIVE hires NYT's Mary Suh, and more people on the move.
Kelley Gudahl was tapped as Fatherly’s first VP of marketing this week. In her new position, Gudahl will be tasked with leading the pre-sale RFP process, generating multi-purpose franchise ideas with the editorial teams, and leading creative planning for the brand’s holiday pop-up experience called “The Playroom.” Starting August 27, she will report to Fatherly’s SVP of sales Josh Abrams.
Most recently, Gudahl was the executive director of industry marketing at Condé Nast after spending about three years in similar roles for Esquire and Popular Mechanics at Hearst Magazines.
“Fatherly’s seeing consistent growth and to keep up that momentum we need the best, most innovative, and savvy people that understand the landscape and know how to execute creative solutions for our partners,” Abrams said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more excited for Kelley to join the team because she checks every single one of those boxes in a very meaningful way.”
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Phillip Picardi is exiting Condé Nast for Here Media, where he will become editor-in-chief of Out magazine. Picardi first joined Condé in 2013 as online beauty editor of Teen Vogue. He left for two years to take on a similar role at Refinery29 before returning to Teen Vogue in 2015, where he rose to digital editorial director and took on additional digital oversight of Allure and the company’s LGBTQ platform, them.
“Congrats @pfpicardi on your new role as EIC of @outmagazine,” tweeted Out‘s outgoing editor-in-chief, Aaron Hicklin. “The role gave me tremendous pride and satisfaction for 12 years; I know you’ll treat it well.”
AtlanticLIVE, The Atlantic‘s events division, hired long-time New York Times editor Mary Suh as its new senior editor. Starting early next month, she will work alongside executive producer Rob Hendin to shape the content of The Atlantic’s live events as well as lead booking for the programs. At the Times, Suh served as the deputy editor for several sections, most recently for the Culture department where she edited critics, helped to rebuild its television coverage, and led her department’s coverage of representation issues.
“Mary’s hire underscores our editorial ambition,” said AtlanticLIVE president Margaret Low. “She is a brilliant editor, and we know she will add enormous dimension and sophistication to the work we do.”
Elsewhere at the company, InsideClimate News‘ Jessica Lee Martin is headed to Atlantic Media’s CityLab as its audience development director.
Fast Company’s Austin Carr is leaving his role as senior features writer to join Bloomberg’s Global Technology team, where he will cover breaking news as well as write features. In his eight years at Fast Company, Carr worked to report on the intersection of technology and design, as well as created in-depth features and profiles. Starting on Sept. 4, Carr report to U.S. Technology team leader Jillian Ward.
Laura Eckstein Jones was promoted to editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury’s Angeleno magazine, effective immediately. Eckstein Jones is succeeding Meg McGuire, who had been in the role for just under two years. In her new role, Eckstein Jones will direct and oversee the magazine’s editorial content as well as work to expand its network of contributors. She has been with Modern Luxury since October 2013.
Additionally, longtime publisher of Angeleno, Chris Gialanella, was promoted to group publisher of the Los Angeles market, which includes LA Confidential and Beverly Hills’ Modern Luxury BH.
Althea Chang is joining Consumer Reports as its new associate director of content development. Chang was most recently with Time Inc./Meredith Corp., where she spent the past year as a senior news editor at The Drive and managed over two dozen writers and editors. Prior to that, she served as a senior writer for mobile technology and reported on and reviewed technology for Tom’s Guide and LaptopMag.com.
Kyle Buchanan is leaving his role as senior editor at Vulture to join the New York Times’ Culture desk as a pop culture reporter. He will take over the title of The Carpetbagger, the Times’ award season columnist, and will be the fourth person to hold that role, and the first based out of Los Angeles. Buchanan will start with the Times on Aug. 29.
In his farewell post on Vulture, Buchanan writes, “As I go off to the New York Times, I’m excited to be able to read Vulture as a fan—to be surprised and challenged and engaged anew, and to go from something serious to something silly without any idea of what’s to come. This is the best entertainment website on the internet.”
Politico reporter Eliza Shapiro is also joining the New York Times to work on its Metro desk where she will cover education. Shapiro spent the last five years at Politico covering the New York City school system.
Politico Pro announced several reporter hires this week, including Alice Ollstein who is joining its Health Care team on Sept. 4. Most recently, Ollstein was a reporter covering national politics at Talking Points Memo, but has written for other publications, including The Atlantic, prior to that.
Rebecca Rainey started with Politico Pro’s Employment and Immigration team this week and took over the responsibility of newsletter writing from Ted Hesson, who is now exclusively covering immigration at the publication. Rainey most recently served as a reporter at workplace safety and health policy news site Inside OSHA, a product of Inside Washington Publishers.
Former CQ Congressional reporter Ryan McCrimmon is joining Politico Pro as an ag reporter and a newsletter writer. In his three years at CQ, McCrimmon covered several policy issues including health care spending and taxes.
Finally, Graph Massara started as a copy editor for the ProWeb team this week. He most recently held the positions of editorial assistant at SFGate and copy editor and writer at Newsela.
Business Insider made several organizational changes and promotions within its editorial team and to the INSIDER editorial team this week, including moving BI’s politics, news, and mil/defense teams to the INSIDER newsroom, and launching INSIDER.com. According to a staff memo from BI’s global EIC and CCO Nicholas Carlson, US EIC Alyson Shontell, executive editor Matt Turner, and UK EIC Jim Edwards are planning dozens of hires across several teams and departments. Promotions and moves that have already been announced include:
- Brett Logiurato to executive editor, INSIDER. He will report to the U.S. EIC and co-founder of INSIDER, Julie Zeveloff West.
- Pam Engel was appointed to news director at INSIDER. Reporting to Logiurato, Engel will be responsible for the brand’s global news coverage.
- Megan Willett was promoted to executive editor for INSIDER and will continue to oversee the site’s lifestyle and culture coverage.
Former VP of the Providence Business News, Christopher Santilli, is joining Hartford Business Journal as its new publisher. Santilli started his new role on Aug. 13 and is working alongside the founding publisher of HBJ and current president of the New England Business Media, Joe Zwiebel, to manage top line and bottom line results of HBJ.
Laura Keller, most recently a Wall Street reporter at Bloomberg News, has left the company, she announced on Twitter. Keller had been at Bloomberg since June 2014 and did not site a reason for her departure or reveal where she is headed next.