Hearst Magazines announced that Stellene Volandes has been named editor-in-chief of Town & Country. Volandes has been executive style director of Town & Country since 2014. She will continue to report to Jay Fielden, editorial director of Town & Country and incoming editor-in-chief of Esquire, who replaces David Granger.
"Stellene is truly one of the most talented editors I’ve worked with,” Fielden said. “She’s been a key player in reimagining Town & Country, and her taste, good judgment, and journalistic skill have come to be key ingredients in every issue."
Volandes joined Town & Country in 2011 as jewelry and accessories director and was named style director in 2012, a role that gave her a significant hand in developing the magazine’s journalistic range and stable of contributors. Previously, she had been style editor of Departures from 2007 to 2011, having held increasingly senior roles there since 2003.
“I have been a reader of Town & Country for as long as I can remember,” Volandes said. “I am so proud of the Town & Country that Jay has created, and working side-by-side with him has been a master class in leadership, innovation and imagination.”
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:
Bonnier Corp. has hired Semande Agosa as its new director, programmatic. Semande comes to the company from PubMatic, where he served as senior strategic account manager.
Jason Stahl has been named senior editor at Muscle & Fitness. He had been news editor at MSN News.
Hillery Williams will be joining the Marie Claire sales team as the new beauty director. She joins Marie Claire from The New York Times where she was an account manager, beauty & home design.
The Wall Street Journal has named Jack Nicas a reporter covering Google. Nicas previously worked for the Journal’s tech team, based in San Francisco.
Alana Peden has been named beauty editor at Star and Ok! magazine. She had been associate beauty editor at More, which was shuttered by Meredith two weeks ago.
Andrew Neblett has joined ALM as president of ALM Intelligence. Neblett comes to ALM from Thomson Reuters, where he held a variety of senior executive roles over the past seven years.
The Economist Group has named Luke Robins associate publisher, EMEA, for 1843, formerly known as Intelligent Life. He had been associate publisher and sales director at Hearst-Rodale.
Matt Buchanan, formerly co-editor of The Awl, has joined Eater as features editor. Buchanan left The Awl in February.