Hearst Magazines announced new roles for three executives within its corporate sales and marketing structure, the first stages of a succession plan following last month’s departure of Michael Clinton, who retired and transitioned to an advisory role after spending the last nine years as Hearst Magazines’ president of marketing and publishing director.
- Jeffrey Hamill, a 36-year company veteran who has served since 2012 as EVP of sales and marketing for Hearst Integrated Media, has been given the new title of EVP and chief media officer, responsible for corporate contract negotiations, pricing strategy and agency partnerships, per a press release.
- Todd Haskell, formerly SVP and chief revenue officer for Hearst Magazines Digital Media, will now transition to SVP and chief marketing officer of Hearst Magazines, responsible for both corporate marketing as well as the marketing teams across the division’s portfolio.
- Finally, Tom Kirwan has been promoted to VP and chief revenue officer of Hearst Media Solutions, a newly integrated, client-facing division meant to provide advertising solutions across multiple brands and platforms. Kirwan had previously served as VP of national sales and key accounts.
“This new approach simplifies the process for advertisers and agencies, providing innovative solutions, first-to-market ad products and a seamless ad buying experience across all of our brands and platforms,” said Hearst Magazines president Troy Young in a statement.
Next comes the hiring of a new SVP and chief business officer, to whom Hamill, Haskell and Kirwan will a report. The company says a search is underway. Meanwhile, the above promotions take effect Sept. 3.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
AC Business Media has hired Christoph Trappe as chief content officer, a new role responsible for content strategy across the company’s portfolio of 15 trade magazines and digital brands. A member of the 2019 Folio: 100, Trappe arrives from Stamats Communications, where he had spent the past two years in a similar position.
Kim Castro has been promoted to editor and chief content officer at U.S. News & World Report, assuming day-to-day editorial oversight from longtime editor Brian Kelly, who will transition to EVP and editorial director, responsible for long-term strategy and growth opportunities.
An 11-year company veteran, Castro first joined U.S. News in 2008 as deputy business editor, steadily climbing the masthead to deputy chief of content and executive editor in March prior to this week’s promotion.
“After 21 years of being involved in so many different aspects of the company including U.S. News‘s online transformation, I am pleased to help expand our overall footprint,” said Kelly, who has been with the company since 1998 and has served as its top editor since 2007. “I am also thrilled to support Kim as she takes on these responsibilities, and I know first-hand how integral Kim is in leading U.S. News to even greater success and editorial growth during this exciting time for the media industry.”
Effective immediately, Modern Farmer editor-in-chief Sarah Gray Miller is jumping to Bonnier Corp. to take on the EIC role at Saveur, succeeding Stacy Adminado, who is leaving the company after serving as executive editor throughout 2018 and editor-in-chief since February. It’s a homecoming for Miller, who helped launch Saveur in 1994 under then-EIC Dorothy Kalins before moving onto editorial roles at Organic Style, Budget Living, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, O at Home and Country Living, among others.
The Hill has hired former Google and Twitter exec Peter Greenberger as its next publisher. Greenberger succeeds Jack Rotherham, who lasted about a year in the role after taking over for Johanna Derlega last summer. Greenberger spent a little under seven years with Twitter from 2011 to 2018, most recently as the platform’s global director of news content partnerships, and before that spent about four years in ad sales at Google.
Staff writer Taylor Lorenz is leaving The Atlantic after a little over a year to join The New York Times‘ styles desk, where she’ll continue to write on tech and culture. Prior to The Atlantic, Lorenz was tech and culture reporter at The Daily Beast and senior editor at The Hill. She begins Sept. 9.
“Taylor Lorenz beat the Styles desk on three stories in one month,” wrote styles editor Choire Sicha in a memo on Wednesday. “We had some options about how to handle that. The easiest and most humane solution was… we hired her.”
Meanwhile, The Atlantic announced a pair of editorial promotions: senior editor Ross Andersen—who has spent the last four years overseeing the magazine’s science, tech and health coverage—has been promoted to deputy editor, in which capacity he’ll work across the newsroom to “conceptualize and edit some of The Atlantic‘s most ambitious reporting,” and “help the print magazine produce rigorous coverage of the sciences,” while also continuing to write.
Separately, senior editor Caitlin Frazier has been promoted to senior audience editor, where she will continue to handle social media and audience engagement strategy but will shift her focus “from the current state of audience tactics at The Atlantic toward their evolution and future.”
Time magazine senior editor Ryan Teague Beckwith is joining Bloomberg to cover the 2020 campaign and election. He had been with Time since 2014, overseeing national politics coverage out of the magazine’s Washington, D.C. bureau.
Four months after hiring former Pandora exec Roger Lynch as CEO of its newly integrated U.S. and international operations, Condé Nast has revealed an updated leadership suite:
- Anna Wintour has been given the additional role of global content advisor, counseling the company’s top executives on “global content opportunities” and serving as a resource to the company’s other editors-in-chief. She’ll also take on oversight of Vogue International, in addition to her current role as Condé Nast artistic director and EIC of the American Vogue.
- Condé Nast Entertainment president Oren Katzeff and The New Yorker editor-in-chief David Remnick will continue in their current roles, reporting directly to Lynch, the company said.
- Wolfgang Blau, who has spent the past two years as president of Condé Nast International, has been given the additional title of COO, responsible for all non-U.S. markets as well as global product and technology, data and licensing, among other functions.
- Chief revenue and marketing officer Pamela Drucker Mann is now global chief revenue officer and president of U.S. revenue, leading both U.S. and international ad sales.
- Jamie Jouning, formerly chief revenue officer on the international side, is now chief client officer, reporting to Drucker Mann and overseeing “key global accounts” and “central digital ad operations.”
- Additionally, Condé Nast has initiated the search for a new global CMO as well as three new global execs to lead people, finance and communications, respectively.
Carrigan Miller is joining the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a staff writer covering tech, startups and healthcare. A recent grad, Miller interned at the paper this past Spring.
Access Intelligence, Folio:‘s parent company, announced a new hire and two internal promotions:
- Event operations coordinator Kristina Rivera has been promoted to senior operations coordinator, taking on a larger role within the company’s energy and engineering group.
- Similarly, within the media and marketing group, event operations manager Jesse Klopman has been promoted to event operations coordinator.
- Jessica Gignac is joining the media and marketing group as operations director, responsible for leading event logistics at PR News and Folio:, including the annual Social Shake-Up and Folio: Show conferences.