On Monday, Meredith Corp. announced a series of expanded leadership roles within its national media division.
The president of Meredith Digital, Catherine Levene, who succeeded Stan Pavolvsky in that role earlier this year, will add People.com, data, corporate sales, performance marketing and e-commerce to her responsibilities in what the company says is an effort to align corporate and digital sales and streamline digital, video and commerce.
New reports to Levene include Will Lee, SVP, digital content for People and the Entertainment Group; and Andy Wilson, SVP/e-commerce & paid products, who is charged with growing consumer driven revenue streams incorporating Apple News+ and Meredith Performance Marketing.
Also reporting to Levene is Alysia Borsa, who has been promoted to EVP/chief business & data officer, overseeing corporate and digital sales and also running data and corporate marketing.
Her direct reports will now include:
- Michael Brownstein, EVP/chief revenue officer
- Corbin de Rubertis, SVP/innovation
- Nicole Lesko, Promoted to SVP/data, ad platforms & monetization
- Marla Newman, EVP/digital sales
- Grace Preyapongpisan, VP of business intelligence
- Chip Schenck, SVP/data & programmatic solutions
- Nancy Weber, EVP/marketing & integrated communications
“I’m delighted to expand the roles of these talented leaders as we continue to embrace innovation in the evolving media and marketing marketplace,” said Meredith president and CEO Tom Harty.
In the magazine group, president Doug Olson assumes oversight of People, Entertainment Weekly and People en Español, aligning those titles with the rest of the portfolio. Additional moves within the magazine group include Giulio Capula‘s promotion to SVP/group publisher of Meredith’s luxury group, which includes Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure and Departures. Also promoted to SVP/group publisher is Daren Mazzucca, who will oversee Real Simple and Martha Stewart Living brands.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Condé Nast continues to fill in its new globalized executive team with the hiring of Stan Duncan as chief people officer, in charge of all human resources functions, effective December 2. Duncan arrives from the investment bank Raymond James, where he spent the last four years as chief human resources officer, and prior to that spent several years as EVP and global head of human resources at shopping mall operator Westfield Corp. Duncan partially succeeds JoAnn Murray, who had been the company’s New York-based chief human resources officer for nearly eight years before exiting as part of a restructuring in August.
Vice Media Group appointed Ramin Arani, of Fidelity Investments and an early adviser to Vice, as its new chief financial officer. Arani succeeds Kerem Bolukbasi, an exec at TPG Capital (TPG Capital is a Vice investor) who filled the role on an interim basis after Sarah Broderick’s departure from her joint role as COO/CFO a year ago. Arani will draw from his 26-year experience as a fund manager to lead all financial and accounting functions, as well as merging the operations of Refinery29, the company’s recent acquisition, into Vice. He will report to CEO Nancy Dubuc.
Anne Applebaum will join The Atlantic in January as a staff writer, ending a 17-year run as a columnist at The Washington Post. An award-winning author, Applebaum was named a National Magazine Award finalist for a 2018 Atlantic feature, and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for her book “Gulag: A History,” on European history and geopolitics. At The Atlantic, Applebaum will cover national politics, foreign policy, and their intersection with Europe.
Elaina Plott joins the The New York Times’ Washington bureau as a national political reporter to cover the 2020 campaign and contribute to The Times magazine. Plott was recruited from The Atlantic, where she covered politicians including President Donald Trump, and hot button political topics; and prior to that she was a staff writer for Washingtonian magazine.
This month, Claire Valentine joined Nylon as entertainment editor. Valentine moves from Paper magazine, where she served as digital features editor and an associate editor previously. In her Nylon role she will cover film, TV, music, art, and books.
Adweek announced that Keith Grossman, president of TIME, has been named chairman of its advisory board. Prior to his current role at TIME, Grossman spent nearly five years at Bloomberg Media, where he served as global chief revenue officer. He joined TIME in June.