The New Yorker Adds to Its Digital Team — People on the Move | 06.21.17
Esquire finds a senior lifestyle editor, Joe Pompeo joins Vanity Fair and more…
They include: Jessica Winter, who’ll join join the brand on July 17th as NewYorker.com’s new executive editor, replacing Vera Titunik, who is leaving to become features editor at Wired. Since April 2015, Winter has been the features editor at Slate.
Prior to joining Slate in 2013, Winter was the culture editor at Time. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Bookforum and many other publications. She is also the author of the novel Break in Case of Emergency.
Soo-Jeong Kang joins The New Yorker as the executive producer of New Yorker Video, where she’ll work closely with supervising producer, Cath Spangler, to expand the brand’s video offerings. Kang spent thirteen years at the New York Times, where she started as a photo editor and later joined the video team, eventually becoming a senior producer. Her diverse portfolio includes working on an Emmy-nominated video on “The Making of a Hit Song,” featuring Justin Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex.
Liz Maynes-Aminzade also recently joined NewYorker.com as senior web manager. She most recently served as the digital director at Public Books, a site dedicated to intellectual debate and discussion.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Esquire.com named Nate Erickson its new senior lifestyle editor. In this newly created role, Erickson oversees the site’s food and drink, sex and relationships, health and fitness, and aspects of celebrity coverage. He was most recently head of Vibes, Bon Appétit & Epicurious at Condé Nast.
Terrance Hayes, winner of the 2010 National Book Award and an English professor at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named The New York Times Magazine’s new poetry editor.
Marie Claire has named Dr. Samantha Boardman a contributing editor, with a new column, The Shrink Is In. Her column will debut in the July issue, dedicated to wellness. Dr. Boardman is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and founder of PositivePrescription.com.
Joe Pompeo, Politico Media’s senior media reporter and author of its Morning Media newsletter, is moving to Vanity Fair. He will be senior media correspondent for The Hive, the publication’s tech, media and politics site.
Brian Underwood recently joined O, The Oprah Magazine as beauty director. Since 2013, he served as beauty director at Dr. Oz The Good Life. Before that, he was senior articles editor at Life & Style.
The Hollywood Reporter has made two new additions to its roster of reporters and editors. Peter Kiefer will serve as real estate and city editor and Jeremy Barr, formerly of Ad Age and Politico, will serve as media and politics writer. Both began their new roles on June 15.
The Association of Magazine Media (MPA) announced that Laura Simkins, COO of AFAR Media, has been elected to serve as Chair of the IMAG Board of Directors after previously serving as Vice Chair. She succeeds Andy Clurman, president and CEO of Active Interest Media, Inc.
Mashable has hired Michael Branch as its VP of sales, East Coast. He joins the company from Inverse, where he founded and built its first ad sales department.
Former associate publisher Sam Wender has been promoted to publisher of Westchester Magazine, Westchester Home, 914INC, Ultimate Guide to Westchester and Westchester/Hudson Valley Weddings. Wender previously held senior sales and marketing positions at Scholastic, Nielson and Crain Communications.
Ana Medina Mantini was named associate publisher of Westchester Home. Formerly sales manager, she was previously at Boston Magazine.
Frank Tarascio will take on the new role of director of business development for Westchester Magazine, Westchester Home, 914INC., Ultimate Guide to Westchester and Westchester/Hudson Valley Weddings. He joined the magazine 14 years ago as an account executive.
Ralph Martinelli will become group publisher of Westchester Magazine, Westchester Home, 914INC, Ultimate Guide to Westchester and Westchester/Hudson Valley Weddings. He will also remain as publisher of Hudson Valley Magazine.