Former New York Mag Editor Named EIC of Slate | People on the Move
SB Nation editor-in-chief Elena Bergeron is stepping down, Fortune appointed Jonathan Rivers as its new CTO, Competitor Running names a new editor-in-chief and more.
Slate named Jared Hohlt as its new editor-in-chief, effective April 1, five months after Julia Turner announced she was leaving the online magazine to join the Los Angeles Times.
Hohlt, who spent nearly two decades at New York magazine, stepped down from his role as editor of the print edition in January, a position he held since 2014, following the resignation of EIC Adam Moss and the promotion of David Haskell as his successor. While at New York, Hohlt also served as a features editor and culture editor. And before that, he started off his career as an editorial assistant for Slate.
“Jared is an extraordinarily talented editor,” said CEO Dan Check in a statement. “He has great ideas and he’s a strong manager and mentor—all of the qualities we want in an editorial leader. And, as a Slate alumnus, he deeply understands what Slate is all about.”
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
SB Nation editor-in-chief Elena Bergeron is stepping down from her role, according to a report from Deadspin. Bergeron, who has been with the brand for four years, spent the past two years as the publication’s first-ever editor-in-chief and following her departure on March 15, executive producer Ryan Nanni will take over as the interim EIC. Additionally, Will Buikema will take over as executive producer and will run the video team and Jermaine Spradley started this week as interim general manager of the website for three months.
Fortune appointed Jonathan Rivers as its new chief technology officer this week, effective immediately. In this role, Rivers will be tasked with guiding the development of products for the brand across its digital, events and print businesses. He brings over 15 years of experience building digital content, advertising and video technology to this role and is joining the magazine from product development services company 3Pillar Global, where he held the same title. Based in the New York office, Rivers will report to president and CEO Alan Murray.
Active Interest Media made several new hires and promotions this week:
- David Perry is joining AIM as general manager of Ski, Warren Miller Entertainment and the Fly Fishing Film Tour. Perry previously served as the director of sponsorship sales for Warren Miller nearly two decades ago.
- Sharon Houghton is assuming a new role as the general manager of AIM’s outdoor and healthy living titles, which include Yoga Journal, Backpacker, Clean Eating, Climbing and National Park Trips.
- Rob Hudson joins the group as Houghton’s new sales director. Formerly, he was an ad executive at Mountain Media and an advertising representative for Men’s Journal.
Jonathan Beverly was named the editor-in-chief of Competitor Running, following a month-long stint as a guest editor for the February editorial content. Beverly previously served as the EIC of Running Times magazine and its website, and in this new role, he will work to revitalize Competitor Running with a focus on reader service journalism. He will be based in Boulder, Colorado within a few months.
“In just a few weeks, he has dramatically improved our social and website engagement,” said Pocket Outdoor Media editorial director Erin Beresini, “Jonathan is a smart editor, and his absolute passion for the sport comes through in everything he does.”
Alessandra Codinha announced that she is joining Departures magazine as its new style director next week. Most recently she was the culture editor for Vogue.com and before that, the fashion news editor. She has also held editorial roles at Harper’s Bazaar, Into the Gloss and WWD.
Saveur appointed Frances Kim as its new digital editor and D.J. Costantino as its associate digital editor. Kim joins the brand from Martha Stewart Living, where she served as the associate digital editor, and prior to that, she was associate editor at cooking blog Leite’s Culinaria. Costantino most recently was at B2B culinary site StarChefs, where he spent two years as a member of the editorial staff.
Faye Chiu is joining Skift as its new assistant managing editor. Chiu most recently was at Condé Nast where she served as the senior manager of finance and business operations for the Lifestyle division, and prior to that, served as the associate managing editor of Bon Appétit and Epicurious. Chiu also worked at Time Inc. where she also was the associate managing editor of Departures and Black Ink.
Mike Giglio was named The Atlantic’s new staff writer on the national security beat, with a focus on U.S. intelligence. Giglio most recently spent five years at BuzzFeed where he served as a senior national security correspondent, and reported on the conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine. Prior to that, he was the Middle East correspondent at Newsweek and he spent five years based in Istanbul. He begins his new role in May and will report to the national security team lead Yara Bayoumy.
Variety’s Marc Malkin was promoted to senior film awards editor from his role as events and lifestyle editor. In addition to his current responsibilities of overseeing red-carpet events and the publication’s lifestyle section, Malkin will now be tasked with providing daily awards news, features and analysis for Variety.com, the weekly magazine and the video production team. Additionally, he will write a weekly column throughout the film awards season, serve as the host of the “Playback” awards podcast and contribute to the company’s Emmy coverage.
Malkin joined Variety in July 2018, and has over two decades of experience covering broadcast, print and digital media for Premiere magazine, New York Daily News, Us Weekly and New York magazine.
Donna Freydkin is the new commerce editor for Fatherly, where she will be tasked with using search and demand data to assign product reviews and build out a content offering to support the brand’s growth. She will also manage the brand’s database of freelancers, deliver trend report and oversee the editorial calendar.
Most recently, Freydkin served as the commerce producer at NBC’s Today.com, where she covered parenting, toys and general interest commerce content. There, she also launched the Celebrity Favorites micro-site that features product picks from celebrity guests. In addition to this, Fatherly also promoted head of audience development Merin Pasternak to VP of audience development and GM of commerce.
The New York Times Magazine announced that Jessica Dimson was promoted to deputy director of photography, a new senior position for the magazine. In this role, Dimson will be tasked with assisting in the day-to-day operations as well as creatively enhancing the visuals of digital features with photography, video and other multimedia. She will also continue on with her current responsibilities as the deputy photo editor.
USA Today’s Nicole Gaudiano, who most recently spent 13 years covering Congress and politics, will join Politico Pro’s education team to cover K-12 policy, and former Politico web producer, Brent Griffiths, is leaving the brand to join the Washington Post where he will serve as a researcher for Power Up and The Finance 202.
Politico also tapped senior Washington correspondent Anna Palmer as the first-ever editorial director for its Women Rule franchise. Palmer will continue to co-write Playbook in addition to her new duties. And deputy editor of Politico Magazine, Elizabeth Ralph, will run an updated Women Rule newsletter.