Glamour’s New EIC Makes New Hires | People on the Move
Nature appoints its first female editor-in-chief, Delish editorial director's role expands, and more people on the move.
Following the layoffs of 10 staffers in February and the launch of the publication’s redesign this month, Glamour’s recently-appointed editor-in-chief, Samantha Barry, has announced three new hires to the editorial staff. Christina Coleman was tapped as news and culture director, Celeste Katz was hired as senior political reporter, and Mattie Kahn will join Glamour as senior editor.
All coming from backgrounds in news and politics coverage, these hires reflect Barry’s own background in news journalism, with her own past experiences including positions at CNN and the BBC.
Katz has over two decades of experience covering politics and elections, and most recently worked for Newsweek as a reporter. She had been dismissed from the publication along with two editors after investigating and reporting on the Newsweek Media Group’s affairs, including a raid by the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
Coleman most recently comes from Essence.com where she served as the senior news and culture editor. And Mattie Kahn most recently served as staff editor for Elle.com.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Nature has appointed its first female editor-in-chief in its nearly century-and-a-half-long history. Dr. Magdalena Skipper, former editor-in-chief of Nature Communications, will succeed Sir Philip Campbell, who is taking on the newly created role of editor-in-chief of Springer Nature. Dr. Skipper has spent over 15 years with the brand and has held a range of positions within the company including chief editor of Nature Reviews Genetics and associate publisher at Nature Life Sciences.
Harvard Business Review has tapped John Korpics as its next creative director. He will be replacing James de Vries, who is now with 2nd Road, a Sydney-based strategy consultancy. Korpics has served in the same role of creative director at Fortune, InStyle, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Premiere, and ESPN, and most recently held the role of marketing and communications director at Harlem Village Academies.
Bazaar is gaining a couple new executives this week. Amy Synnott was tapped as Bazaar’s new executive editor, effective immediately, and will directly report to editor-in-chief of the publication, Glenda Bailey. For 16 years, Synnott worked for InStyle and rose in the ranks from beauty editor to executive editor, and began her career in the industry at Glamour.
Jessica Matlin will join Hearst as its new beauty director within the luxury editorial beauty division, effective immediately, and will report to Leah Wyar Romito, chief beauty director of Hearst. Matlin will also work directly under Erin Flaherty, executive editorial director ofBazaar and Marie Claire.
Coming most recently from her position as beauty and health director at Teen Vogue, Matlin has held prior roles at Hearst, including deputy beauty editor for Cosmopolitan. In her new role, Matlin will be responsible for brainstorming beauty and wellness stories for Bazaar.
Hearst Magazines Digital Media is expanding Delish’s editorial director Joanna Saltz’s role to include editorial oversight of HouseBeautiful.com. She will be tasked with reimagining and refreshing the brand’s digital presence across video, social media and the website while also continuing to lead content and brand development strategy for Delish.
Saltz has helped to grow the Delish brand to reaching 25 million uniques per month and has gathered nearly 19 million social media followers as well as almost 700 million monthly video views.
Lindsay Silberman has been promoted from her role as senior digital editor for Town & Country to deputy digital editor, Town & Country and ElleDecor.
Three new staffers will join Sports Illustrated according to an announcement from editor-in-chief Chris Stone. Charlotte Wilder will serve as senior writer and video host for the publication, as well as step into many different roles at Sports Illustrated TV. Her responsibilities will range across the magazine, on SI.com, and as the host of a new podcast, and she will focus on tying broader cultural stories into sports. Wilder most recently worked at Vox/SB Nation.
Former homepage editor at MLB.com, Shemar Woods is joining Sports Illustrated as a senior editor. He will be responsible for leading the nights-and-weekends desk and overseeing the night staff and their editorial content. The last addition to SI is Emma Baccellieri, who will be writing regularly on baseball. She is coming from Deadspin where she gained extensive experience covering the sports world since 2016. All of the new staff members will start on May 14.
Luxe Interiors + Design has announced two promotions and an addition to the brand in a personal note from Pamela Jaccarino, LUXE EIC. Brittany Chevalier McIntyre will take on the role of executive editor from her former role of homes editor for the Miami and Florida editions. Formerly serving as the managing editor for LUXE, Heather Carney will step into the role of executive managing editor of the publication. And Nina Korman is joining LUXE as a managing editor from her previous role as editorial director for the shelter magazine HOME Miami.
Digital media brand for dads, Fatherly, has appointed Saadiq Rodgers-King its first VP of product. He is coming from software company Brickwork where he held a similar title. Rodgers-King will be tasked with creating stronger outreach to Fatherly’s audience of young parents, overseeing the expansion of the team, and leading new product initiatives.
WWD has made several promotions and beat shifts this week. Kali Hays was promoted to media editor from her role as financial reporter, and Alexa Tietjen will be taking on the position of beauty/digital editor from her role as eye reporter.
Other moves at the company include the promotion of Misty White Sidell from accessories editor to accessories & features editor. Leigh Nordstrom is moving from her role as associate eye editor, to eye editor. And Kristen Tauer will be deputy eye editor from her role as associate eye editor.
Emma Barker is leaving her role as deputy features editor at Cosmopolitan and is joining Time as features editor.
In a note to his staff, editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal called Barker “a talented editor with a track record of building audiences and championing writers.” She will begin her role at Time on May 7.
New York Times Magazine tapped Pulitzer Prize-winning and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, currently a professor of English at the University of Virginia, as its next poetry editor. She will perform this role in conjunction with her current position at the university.
A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams for national reporting, and alumna of the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and ProPublica, Lisa Schwartz, is joining the Daily Beast as the next head of research.
Introducing a new weekly crossword puzzle on its app, The New Yorker has made several appointments of staffers who will be tasked with editing and constructing each puzzle.
- Literary editor, David Haglund, and senior web manager, Liz Maynes-Aminzade, will edit the puzzles.
- Patrick Berry, former crossword editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, will help to construct the puzzles. He has been creating puzzles since 1993.
- K. Austin Collins is another constructor and is currently the film critic for Vanity Fair. He has created puzzles for the New York Times and the American Values Club Crossword.
- Another constructor is Elizabeth C. Gorski. Founder of Crossword Nation, she has created crosswords for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others.
- Natan Last will serve as a constructor and is currently a member of the International Rescue Committee’s innovation lab and the author of “Word: 144 Crossword Puzzles That Prove It’s Hip to Be Square.”
- Constructor Anna Shechtman is also a writer and the film editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. She formerly worked for the Times’ puzzle department.
Attorney and contributing editor at Current Affairs, Briahna Joy Gray, is joining The Intercept as senior politics editor.
Fast Company has tapped Mike Schnaidt as its creative director. He most recently held the role of creative director at Men’s Health and menshealth.com.
Google tapped Sanette Tanaka Sloan as an interaction designer and will work on G Suite. Previously, she served as senior product designer at Vox Media and a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
Former Politico editor Henry “C.J.” Jackson will be joining Nant as press secretary and will report directly to CEO Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the incoming owner of the Los Angeles Times.
Aleksander Chan was made a permanent member of the staff at Splinter. He had been serving as acting editor-in-chief, but will now take on the role permanently. Previously, he served as Splinter’s managing editor and as a senior editor.