Modern Luxury has announced two new appointments of editor-in-chief for their Hamptons and Gotham magazines. After nearly nine years as the editor-in-chief of both Hamptons and Gotham magazines, Samantha Yanks is stepping down from her tenure and Anetta Nowosielska and Sarah Bray are taking on these roles, respectively.
“After 13 years at the helm of the most robust lifestyle magazines in the Hamptons and New York City, I have decided to move on to some entrepreneurial endeavors,” Yanks says. “I very much look forward to my next adventure.”
Longtime resident of East Hampton, Nowosielska will lead Hamptons magazine into its 40th year and is aiming to expand on the magazine’s cultured and luxury-driven coverage. Most recently, Nowosielska served as the editor-in-chief of STYLED magazine and as a contributor for Miami magazine. After Nowosielska was appointed, she began her term right away.
“I feel incredibly privileged to be entrusted with the role of editor-in-chief of such a respected and storied publication, particularly as it celebrates its 40th anniversary,” says Nowosielska.
Sarah Bray will begin her term on March 5, 2018 and is looking to re-shape the editorial and creative content for Gotham. Coming from Town & Country magazine, where she served as a style writer covering parties, people, decorating and fashion, Bray intends on relying on her extensive background in fashion, style and beauty to direct the style and social coverage for Hamptons magazine as the first-ever style and social director.
“Whether it’s a handbag, house, person or party, I am passionate about sharing beautiful and interesting stories,” says Bray.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
The New Republic (TNR) has named founder, publisher, and president of The New Inquiry, Rachel Rosenfelt, as its new publisher and vice-president. TNR also announced that editor and acting president, J.J. Gould, will remain the editor and now serve as the president on an ongoing basis.
“[Gould] has as keen an understanding of the business we want to build as he does editorial vision for The New Republic. I’m very happy to make his expanded role permanent,” says Win McCormack, TNR’s owner, chairman and editor-in-chief. “[Rosenfelt] has impressed us immensely with the capacious imagination she has for TNR, her inventive approach to publishing, and her all-around intelligence and leadership. We’re fortunate to have her taking on such a vital job for us.”
Other hires and promotions out of TNR over the past few months include:
- Features director, Theodore Ross, was been promoted to executive editor.
- Laura Reston, former managing editor, is now the deputy editor.
- Sasha Belenky is now the features editor.
- Catherine Green was hired as the new senior editor for engagement.
- Heather Souvaine Horn the new senior editor for global affairs.
- Matt Ford was hired as the new staff writer on politics and legal affairs.
- Former reporter researcher Carson Leigh Brown is the new assistant managing editor.
PEOPLE Digital announced the promotions of Charlotte Triggs to the newly created deputy editor role, Alex Apatoff to lifestyle director, and Maria Lara to programming director.
Triggs will focus on growing the brand’s digital footprint and will report to editor, Zoë Ruderman. Apatoff will also report to Ruderman and will oversee the brand’s digital focus on service journalism across verticals and as well as work closely with the commerce and marketing/sales teams to monetize this content. Lara will collaborate closely with all of the verticals as well as video, and will report to Mike Barry, executive director of audience growth.
Meredith Corporation has named Abbey Kuster-Prokell as creative director, and James Maikowski as art director of Martha Stewart Living, effective immediately. As creative director, Kuster-Prokell will work to evolve and elevate the look of the brand, and oversee the execution of its visual identity across its media platforms.
Makowski recently served as art director for Food & Wine and Kuster-Prokell was most recently design director for Bed Bath & Beyond but has worked for Martha Stewart Living in the past as deputy design director.
ALM Media has tapped Mark Fried as chief financial officer and president of events. Fried formerly held the title of president and CEO of Vendome Group, a media company that targets business professionals with media brands and industry events.
Trusted Media Brands has added Greg Coleman to the company’s board of directors. Coleman is currently acting as senior advisor and board member of BuzzFeed where he formerly held the title of president.
“We have had tremendous success in the past year growing our business across digital and social media platforms, and his insights will be extremely valuable as we look to further accelerate that expansion moving forward,” says Bonnie Kintzer, president and CEO of Trusted Media Brands.
Miranda Crowell joins Better Homes & Gardens as the new West Coast garden editor. Crowell had served as the executive editor at Sunset, where she focused on garden, food, home and travel content, and has also served as a top editor at Martha Stewart Living and Condé Nast’s Cookie magazine.
Samuel Griffin was promoted to vice president of creative services for Garden & Gun from his previous role as executive director of creative services. He will oversee the brand’s creative division, which includes independent brand development, the design team, and Garden & Gun’s retail properties.
Garden & Gun has announced a series of other promotions as well:
- Colleen Glenn was promoted from executive director integrated marketing and partnerships to associate publisher, integrated marketing and brand partnerships.
- Senior integrated marketing manager, Clay Dunnan, has been appointed to associate director, integrated marketing.
- Conley Crimmins was promoted to integrated marketing manager from assistant manager of integrated marketing.
- Design director, Marshall McKinney, promoted to creative director.
- Photography director, Maggie Kennedy, was appointed to photography and visuals director.
- Digital director, Chris Kraft, was promoted to chief digital officer.
- Kim Alexander was appointed to digital director from digital media director.
- Caroline Sanders was promoted from editorial intern to editorial assistant.
British Vogue has named former fashion and beauty director for Refinery29, Alice Casely-Hayford, as digital editor. She will report to editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, and as the head of the digital team will oversee the website, social media platforms and video.
Bijan Stephen was appointed to The Nation’s next music critic and will work to expand the magazine’s web and print music coverage as well as contribute book reviews, cultural criticism and reporting.
High Times Media named Brian Rucker as head of events and partnerships. Formerly the head of live industry relations for Pandora, Brian Rucker will oversee the strategy, implementation and execution of all High Times Media events, including their signature Cannabis Cup series.
EnsembleIQ named a new CEO. More on that here.
Active Interest Media (AIM) has promoted Sharon Houghton to managing director of the Outdoor Group. JoAnn Thomas is taking on the new role of VP of People & Places and Andy Amill will be joining AIM as VP managing director of the Healthy Living Group and will oversee a diverse set of brands including Yoga Journal, Better Nutrition, and Clean Eating.
Allure has appointed W Magazine’s director of branded content, Tracey Zane, as their new director of content development.
Teen Vogue has made recent editor appointments:
- Karina Hoshikawa was named the new beauty news editor from her role as associate content editor at Intermix.
- Lucy Diavolo joins Teen Vogue as news & politics editor. She recently spent the last two years writing for OceanUp.com, and has contributed to Teen Vogue‘s News & Politics section since May 2017.
- Alyssa Hardy has been named fashion news editor where she’s contributed since 2015.