In an effort to enhance its “ability to act and speak as one company,” Time Inc. made a few big changes to the teams that carry out its message Thursday.
Most significantly, Jaison Blair was named senior vice president of investor relations and corporate communications. With the investor relations and corporate communications departments now merged, Teri Everett, executive vice president of corporate communications, is leaving the company.
Daniel Kile was also promoted as part of the changes, assuming the role of senior vice president, brand communications, a newly-created position. Susan Parkes, senior vice president of marketing at the company, also will temporarily head up comms for People and Entertainment Weekly until a president of the brands is named.
As a result, Nancy Valentino, senior vice president of communications and brand development, is leaving Time Inc. after 10 years.
The company made a handful of moves on the editorial side as well. Matt Bean was named senior vice president of editorial innovation—a new role where he’ll develop new editorial products and content verticals for emerging audiences and through the use of technology.
Meanwhile, Henry Goldblatt was promoted to editor of Entertainment Weekly, a step up from his position as deputy editor at People. Will Lee, editor of People.com, was also named digital editorial director for People.com and EW.com.
Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move:
The Daily Beast has named Bill McGarry as its chief revenue officer. McGarry comes to the company after serving as executive director of digital ad sales for Hearst Magazine’s men’s group.
O, The Oprah Magazine named Julia Fry associate publisher of advertising. Fry had been associate publisher of Condé Nast Traveler most recently.
Atlantic Media’s Nextgov has brought on Mohana Ravindranath as a staff correspondent reporting on civilian technology and IT policy. Ravindranath had been at The Washington Post previously.
Mark Josephson was named vice president and publisher of Midwest Living for Meredith. Josephson had been vice president and chief sales officer for Reader’s Digest Association.
Diane Harris was appointed as editor of Money. She had been executive editor of the magazine.
Town & Country has hired Alex Wiederin as its executive design director. Wiederin was previously at ad agency, Buero New York.
Kevin Gray has been hired as articles editor for Popular Science. Gray had been a contributing editor for Men’s Journal.