People on the Move
Meredith appoints new editorial leadership for the Martha Stewart media properties and more...
Elizabeth Graves has been named editor-in-chief for Martha Stewart Living, Amy Conway has been named editor-in-chief for Martha Stewart Weddings, and Meesha Diaz Haddad has been named editorial general manager for both titles. Graves will succeed former Martha Stewart Living editor-in-chief Eric Pike.
Under a new, recently announced 10-year licensing agreement, Meredith’s National Media Group assumed the editorial and operational teams for all print, digital and video functions for the Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings media brands, including marthastewart.com and marthastewartweddings.com.
Before joining Martha Stewart Weddings, Graves was the Beauty and Health director of Real Simple, and before that, held the position of AVP, editorial director of Beauty, Health, and Fitness for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. During her career as a freelance writer, she was a regular contributor to MORE and InStyle.
As a longtime editor for the Martha Stewart brand, Conway has held senior roles at Martha Stewart Weddings and Everyday Food, and has also edited several best-selling cookbooks, including Martha Stewart’s Cookies and Martha Stewart’s Cooking School.
Both Graves and Conway will continue to be based in New York City.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move:
Condé Nast has named John Dioso executive director, editorial operations of Glamour. Before joining Glamour, Dioso served as executive managing editor of Cosmopolitan and Seventeen.
Additionally, Shax Riegler has been named executive editor of Condé Nast brand Architectural Digest. Riegler joins AD from Consumer Reports, where he was the content lead for the Home and Appliances group, with oversight of the brand’s print, digital, and video platforms.
George W. Stone has been appointed editor-in-chief of National Geographic Travel, where he will lead all of the travel content. Stone has spent the last three years in Singapore creating editorial content and covering global travel trends and emerging markets.
Time Inc. has announced the hire of John Marcom to the role of senior VP, strategy and business development for Time Inc. International. Marcom rejoins Time Inc., having most recently served as co-founder of Media BBQ, a consulting boutique supporting underserved creative professionals and niche retailers with digital media experiences.
Additionally, Vicki Brakl has been promoted to VP, marketing of Time Inc.’s MNI Targeted Media Inc. Before joining MNI in 2014, Brakl was COO at media veteran Bill Apfelbaum’s investment holding company MaxWorldwide Inc.
Trans-High Corporation, owner of High Times, announced the appointment of Larry Linietsky as COO for the established cannabis-focused brand. Prior to joining High Times, Linietsky held executive management roles at iHeartMedia, Napster LLC, Universal Music Group and other digital media companies.
Laura Marsh has been promoted to story editor at the New Republic. Since joining, she has edited pieces by Vivian Gornick, Gavin Francis, and Sam Sacks, among others. She also previously served as an assistant editor at the New York Review of Books.
AMPitLIVE founder and CEO Paul J. Turcotte will join TVGM as publisher and CRO. Before starting AMPitLIVE, Turcotte was president and publisher of The Daily Front Row Inc., publisher of AM New York, and senior vice president-advertising sales director at Sirius XM Radio.