Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM) has appointed Michael Dugan chief technology officer. As CTO, Dugan will oversee the company’s global media management platform, and will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the company’s technical organization.
“Mike is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in the media tech space,” says Troy Young, global president of HMDM in a statement. “His knowledge and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to develop new platforms and systems that leverage our understanding of our content, our growing knowledge of our audience and our aggressive commerce strategy to create unique value for both users and advertisers.”
Dugan most recently worked as CTO at Forbes, where he spent 16 years.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Meredith’s Shape has announced Noah Dreier as creative director. Dreier will oversee the brand’s design direction, including visual, editorial and layout concepts. He most recently served as art director of Glamour.
As part of an expansion of its creative team, The Fader named Trevor Eld chief creative officer, reporting directly to co-founders Rob Stone and Jon Cohen. Eld joins from ad agency R/GA, where he spent the last decade, most recently as executive creative director. Rounding out Eld’s team are the following new hires:
• Steve Caputo, a fellow R/GA veteran, as executive creative director.
• Grace Gordon, former brand director at Refinery29 and senior planner at Apple, as VP of strategy.
• Louis Philippe-Riel as creative director.
American Media Inc. has named Jen Peros managing editor of Us Weekly, where she will also work on Star, Ok!, the National Enquirer, Globe, and the National Examiner, plus digital brands like Radar Online. Peros was formerly news editor of Us Weekly, and left the magazine in 2015 to work at “Entertainment Tonight” as senior news editor. She returns to the brand as managing editor in late August.
Elle.com has promoted several members of its editorial staff. R. Eric Thomas, formerly columnist, has been named senior writer, Sally Holmes, formerly deputy editor, has been promoted to executive editor, and Gena Kaufman, formerly social media director, has been appointed director, social media and special projects.
Modern Luxury has announced a series of promotions within its executive and editorial departments:
• Beth Berman Cohen was named group publisher for the Washington D.C market.
• Michael Clements joins Capitol File as editor in chief.
• Tina Borgatta continues as editor in chief of Modern Luxury Orange County, and now adds group executive editor to her role at the company.
Additionally, the company promoted:
• Andrea Bennett to group editor, overseeing Vegas, Wynn, and Wynn Macau, as well as Modern Luxury San Diego.
• Ray Dennison to editor in chief of Houston.
• Kristen Schott to editor in chief of Modern Luxury Weddings California.
• And Faye Power to fashion director custom publishing and branded content.
Maura Egan has been named executive editor of Departures. Egan formerly worked as features director at both T Magazine and W. She begins her new position next week.
Time Inc. has announced Lori Leibovich as editor in chief of Health, where she will manage content and editorial operations for the brand, as well as digital platforms. Most recently, Leibovich served as the company’s digital director of women’s content.
Renee Rupcich has been named design director at Women’s Health, starting next week. She joins from Allure, where she most recently served as design director.
Mic has named Sarah Iooss executive vice president of revenue, where she will lead the expansion of products and branded content. Iooss joins Mic from a 15-year run at Viacom, where she served as SVP of business development.
Josh Gluck has been named chief operating officer of theSkimm, the daily newsletter. Most recently, Gluck served as VP of strategy and business development at Barnes &Noble.
Bustle Digital Group has named Daniela Quint VP of Midwest Sales, where she will be responsible for the management of the Chicago and Detroit markets. Quint most recently worked as regional director of Midwest sales at Mashable.