People on the Move
The New Republic gets into food content and more...
The New Republic is continuing its rebuilding process after the messy editorial overhaul at the end of 2014—now, with foray into food.
Corby Kummer is joining the magazine as a contributing editor—he’ll stay in his role as senior editor for The Atlantic—and will be writing a monthly column on the intersection of food and culture. His first piece will appear in the September/October issue as one part of a larger redesign for the book.
“Corby started writing about and formulating the ideals of the ‘food movement’ before there was a food movement,” says Gabriel Snyder, editor-in-chief for The New Republic, in a statement. “Now that food is an inescapable part of our culture, he’s perfectly placed to write about the fights worth fighting on both the artisan micro-level and the industrial macro-level. But he’ll do it all with his close-up sympathy and back-far humor that makes him so much fun to read.”
While the move isn’t a major one for TNR, it’s a sign that the magazine is still more than willing to experiment with its content.
Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move:
New York has hired for two newly created sales roles. Daniel Jasper joins as director of sponsorship sales, while Brian Carney is now director of sales development.
Meredith has named Elizabeth Anne Shaw editor-in-chief of FamilyFun. Shaw was most recently integrated content director at Scholastic Parent & Child.
Flood Magazine has hired Marty Sartini Garner as senior editor. Sartini Garner was previously a contributing editor for the magazine.
Martin Nisenholtz and John Stellato have been named to the board of directors for Purch. Nisenholtz currently serves on several boards for digital media companies, and is a venture partner at Firstmark Capital. Stellato is a board member of both Conservant Intellectual Property Management and Loyal3.