Marie Claire has appointed Kate Lanphear as creative director, replacing Nina Garcia who was recently named editor-in-chief of Elle. Lanphear joins the publication from a consulting position at Google, where she was helping develop a fashion portal of the arts and culture division. Prior to Google, she spent about a year as editor-in-chief of Maxim, overseeing an ultimately short-lived refresh of the magazine before departing in late 2015. She’s also spent time as style director for both Elle and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
“Kate is one of the most creative, stylish, sought after talents in fashion today,” said Anne Fulenwider, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire in a statement. “She brings with her invaluable expertise and relationships in the fashion and tech community that align perfectly with the vision of Marie Claire. Her discerning eye for smart style will help us continue to create extraordinary content for our readers.”
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The Atlantic has announced two editorial promotions. Sarah Yager, formerly managing editor of The Atlantic magazine, has been promoted to a newly created position, deputy executive editor. Additionally, Adrienne Green (pictured), formerly assistant editor, has been promoted to managing editor of the magazine.
Breaking Media has promoted Elie Mystal to executive editor of Above the Law. Mystal first joined Breaking Media in 2008 after winning Above the Law‘s ATL Idol “reality blogging competition,” beating out five other finalists in a reader vote to select the site’s next editor. Prior to his promotion, Mystal most recently served as Breaking Media’s editor at large.
Business Insider has promoted Nicholas Carson to chief content officer and global editor-in-chief. Carson most recently served as editor-in-chief of Business Insider‘s lifestyle site, Insider.
Hearst Magazines Digital Media has promoted Mallory Rice to editor of Sweet, a Snapchat-exclusive lifestyle brand. Rice formerly served as deputy editor. Additionally, the organization has named Liz Riccardi art director. Riccardi formerly served as Nylon magazine’s digital design director.
Michael Howerton has been named editor-in-chief of Granite Media, the first at the new digital media company co-founded by Livingly Media’s Tony Mamone. Howerton formerly served as editor-in-chief at the San Francisco Examiner.