Men’s Health announced this week that Jamie Prokell will take on the role of creative director for the magazine, becoming Richard Dorment’s second hire since taking over as editor-in-chief. Starting July 2, Prokell will report directly to Dorment and will be in charge of guiding the brand’s visual signature across a variety of platforms as well as lead and work with the photographers and artists who contribute to the magazine.
Prior to joining Men’s Health, Prokell served as an independent consulting art director for brands such as New York Magazine, Esquire, and Cooking Light, as well as senior art director with More and Whole Living before that.
“Jamie is the rarest of combinations—creative, productive, and practical,” says Dorment. “I look forward to the visual impact he will make not only on the pages of the magazine, but also across all the elements of the brand.”
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Trusted Media Brands announced the appointment of Scott Mulqueen to VP, programmatic and data product operations, effective immediately. He will be based in New York City and will report to the chief digital officer, Vince Errico. Mulqueen joins the company from Time Inc. where he served as VP, programmatic strategy and operations and was responsible for oversight of multiple programmatic groups.
Errico says that Mulqueen’s “incredible track record in growing programmatic business for premier media companies as well as the ability to lead teams focused on increasing digital revenue and performance,” will allow him to help further expand the company’s digital footprint.
Jason Sinclair was also hired by Trusted Media Brands this week to the new position of VP, marketing. Also based in New York City, Sinclair will be reporting to chief revenue officer, Zach Friedman.
Sinclair joins the company from Meredith Corp., where he served as executive director, digital marketing and led strategic marketing for the Foundry. “Jason is an incredibly savvy and strategic thinker who understands how to work across media channels to create innovative solutions for marketing partners,” says Friedman.
The Atlantic named Vernon Loeb, currently managing editor at the Houston Chronicle, as its new politics editor. Citing “ambitious goals for our politics and national security coverage leading up to 2020,” editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg said Loeb will join the team in July. As politics editor, Loeb will succeed Yoni Appelbaum, who was recently tapped to oversee the upcoming relaunch of The Atlantic‘s opinion and commentary section. Loeb brings a lengthy resume to the new role, with prior stints as a reporter at the Philadelphia Enquirer, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, among others.
DuJour tapped InStyle’s former executive digital editor, Kim Peiffer, as its next editor-in-chief, making her the fourth EIC in the glossy’s six-year history. Peiffer had been with InStyle since 2013 and served in her most recent role during the acquisition of the brand in the Time Inc./Meredith Corp. merger. Prior to joining InStyle, Peiffer worked for publications like HuffPost and People.
The editor of Midwest Home, Chris Lee, announced her retirement at the end of next month, making the August 2018 issue her last at the helm. However, Lee will continue contributing to the brand as editor-at-large for an unspecified amount of time. She had served in her role of editor from 2005-2011 and then again since 2014. A replacement for her position has not yet been selected.
“Chris’ extensive experience with content curation and engagement with the shelter community led to Midwest Home‘s highest readership in its history in 2017,” says Jamie Flaws, publisher of Greenspring Media, owner of Midwest Home.
Bonnier Corp. has promoted Subha V. Barry to president of Working Mother Media (WMM) from her former title of SVP, managing director, which she’s held at WMM since 2015. Barry will be tasked with leading her team in finding profitable business results as well as bolster the mission of the company.
Ryan Lizza is joining Esquire as its chief political correspondent, both in the publication’s print and digital platforms. He will still be serving as an analyst for CNN weekly.
Vice tapped Amy Rose Spiegel for the role of senior editor of the role’s women and culture vertical, Broadly. Prior to this, Spiegel served as editor-in-chief of The Talkhouse and has worked for BuzzFeed and Rookie.
- Sarah Owermohle is joining the health care team as a reporter on the pharma beat. She most recently worked at S&P Global Market Intelligence covering the drug and biotech industries.
- Rachel Roubein is also joining the health care team as a reporter. She formerly reported on health policy and politics for The Hill.
- Zach Montellaro is moving from producing and co-authoring Politico’s Playbook and Playbook newsletter to Politico’s Pro Campaign team, where he will be the author of Morning Score.
Fay Schlesinger is joining OZY magazine as managing editor from her position as head of news at the Times of London.
Joon Ian Wong left his post covering cryptocurrencies at Quartz this week to join CoinDesk as its new managing director for Europe and Asia. He will be tasked with building CoinDesk’s reporting and data services as well as working to expand the brand’s events business and educating the growing amount of people interested in crypto.
The Daily Beast is adding Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian to their staff as a national security reporter. She joins the site from her four-year-long stint with Foreign Policy magazine.
Senior writer for Wired Erin Griffith is leaving the magazine for the New York Times where she will cover startups and venture capital.
Kaitlyn Jakola, started as assistant managing editor at Business Insider this week. Prior to this move, Jakola served as copy chief at Mic, where she ran the copy desk operations for all written and video editorial content.
TechCrunch tapped Kirsten Korosec to cover auto and transportation. Korosec most recently contributed to Fortune on the business of autos, energy, and tech since 2014.