Laurie Abraham has been named executive features editor at New York magazine. Abraham most recently served as features director at Elle, where she worked in various roles for the past 18 years.
In addition to Abraham, the publication has also announced several editorial promotions.
Genevieve Smith has been named editor-at-large, where she will edit cover stories and features; run the brand’s book-excerpts program and work on special projects. Noreen Malone has been named features editor, expanding her own feature writing as well as collaborating with writers. Chris Bonanos has been named city editor, a newly created role, working across New York and Vulture.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Essence has formed a live events and experiential department, merging the former special events and essence festival groups together. With the newly created department, the publication has promoted Candace Purdie-Montgomery (pictured) to executive director and Jovanca Maitland to director of the division. Montgomery formerly served as the company’s senior director, event marketing, while Maitland formerly worked as associate special events director.
Koa Beck has been named editor-in-chief of Jezebel. Beck formerly served as executive editor at Vogue.com.
Alexandra Steigrad has announced she is leaving WWD. Steigrad will join the New York Post to cover media.
F+W Media has appointed Jennifer Graham as chief financial officer. Graham most recently ran her own media consulting firm, and prior to that, she served as senior vice president, finance at Condé Nast.
Brian A. Napack has been named president and CEO of Wiley, starting December 4. Napack joins the organization from Providence Equity Partners, where he most recently worked as a senior advisor, and formerly served as president of Macmillan.
Hearst Design Group, composed of titles Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda and Metropolitan Home, has appointed Emma Bazilian as senior editor, articles. Previously, Bazilian served as features editor at Adweek.
Time magazine has announced a series of editorial promotions and changes.
- Kira Pollack has been named deputy editor. Pollack formerly oversaw photography for the brand.
- Eben Shapiro will continue his responsibilities as deputy editor, now adding budgets and all things revenue-related, as well as staffing and standards, to his role.
- Executive editor and digital director Sam Jacobs will now oversee the day-to-day operation of Time‘s newsroom across all platforms.
- Siobhan O’Connor, executive editor, will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of the magazine.
- Matt Vella, executive editor, will now lead enterprise and big acts.
- Susanna Schrobsdorff, along with her role as chief strategic partnerships editor, will also become the primary liaison to Time for Kids.
- Kelly Conniff has been promoted to editor of Time.com.
- Dan Macsai has been promoted to editorial director, brand extensions.
- Kerri Chyka remains VP of Communications, but will now work more closely with the editorial team on developing new brand extensions.
- Dan Stewart has been promoted to international editor, formerly serving as Europe editor.
- Assistant managing editor Ben Goldberger will continue his role, now working on print and overseeing special projects and issues.
- Assistant managing editor Claire Howorth will continue her role, now working to increase commissioning of outside voices.
- Paul Moakley will continue to work on major enterprise projects.
- Dan Hirschhorn has been promoted to Time Inc. Director of News.
- Julia Ryan has been named director of audience strategy.
- Mia Tramz, managing editor of LIFE VR, will also take on the role of special projects editor.
- Jonathan Woods has been promoted to executive producer, Time, Fortune and Money.
- W.J. Hennigan has joined the publication to cover national security.
Peng Wong has been appointed chief data science officer at Omeda. Peng most recently served as senior director of advanced analytics at Angie’s List, and brings nearly 30 years of experience to his new role.
Lowen Liu has been appointed deputy editor at Slate. Liu most recently served as the publication’s managing editor.
Alex Hutchinson has joined Outside as a contributor. Hutchinson currently writes for Sweat Science, a column in Runner’s World.
HIMSS Media has appointed Betsy Kominsky as vice president of sales and business development. Kominsky brings over 25 years of industry experience to her new role, most recently serving as HIMSS Media’s vice president of marketing solutions.
IEEE has tapped Stephen Welby as executive director and chief operating officer. Most recently, Welby served as U.S. assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering.
After nearly 20 years since his last appearance in Heavy Metal Magazine, Richard Corben has returned to the publication with an all-new 15-part story — Murky World, which will last for three years.
Jameson Doris has joined RISMedia as its blog and social media editor. Doris previously served as an editorial assistant for min and Folio:.
Michael Duffy, deputy managing editor of Time and editorial director Time Inc., has announced his retirement from the organization after over 32 years.
Penny Pollack, who has worked as Chicago Magazine’s dining editor since 1994, has announced her retirement.
Vox Media has fired Lockhart Steele, editorial director and former CEO and founder of the Curbed network, after sexual harassment allegations made against him. Prior to Vox Media, Steele worked as managing editor at Gawker Media.
Former literary editor of the New Republic Leon Wieseltier has been fired from Emerson Collective, Laurene Powell Jobs’ social action organization, after sexual harassment workplace allegations against him.