Jessica Valenti has been named a contributing editor to MarieClaire.com. In her new role, the feminist columnist and author will pen a weekly column for the site, expanding the brand’s coverage of politics and feminism.
“Jessica is searingly smart — her insight into the issues facing women today is more of a must-read than ever before,” says digital director Jessica Pels, in a release. “I’m thrilled to bring her on board as MarieClaire.com’s contributing editor."
Valenti is the author of multiple books on feminism, politics and culture, and founder of Feministing.com. Her latest book, Sex Object: A Memoir, was a New York Times bestseller.
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Time Inc.’s Real Simple names Jerry Leu video director, Katie Holdefehr senior editor for RealSimple.com, and Elizabeth Sile senior editor, features. Leu and Holdefehr join Time Inc. from Apartment Therapy, and Sile joins from Real Simple’s sister brand Departures.
Esquire has promoted Robert P. Baird from articles editor to features director. Before joining the brand, Baird was an editor-at-large at The Paris Review, managing editor of Harper's Magazine and a senior web editor at The New Yorker, among other roles.
Competitor Group Inc. announced that Rebecca Warren has been appointed editor-in-chief of Women’s Running. She was most recently the managing editor of Lonely Planet Magazine.
After less than a year with the site, editor-in-chief Tara Murphy is leaving TheStreet, Media Ink reports. No replacement has been announced yet.
Hearst Magazines International has appointed Richard Bean director of international licensing and business development. Prior to his role at Hearst, Bean was international director of Maxim at Dennis Publishing.
Additionally, Hearst Magazines announced that Steve Ross has been named VP, global chief licensing director. Most recently, he led Fox Networks Group's sales solutions marketing efforts as the head of brand integration.
Former writer and editor at Brit + Co, Rosemary Donahue, joined Allure as weekend editor.
The Daily Beast has announced Ira Madison III as its new entertainment reporter. Madison joins the Beast from MTV News, where he covered music, celebrity, race, and politics.
Kansas-based publisher Ogden Publications hired Marissa Coyle as an online editorial assistant, responsible for producing online, newsletter, and social media content across the company’s portfolio of brands.