Questex Taps New CRO as Top Execs Depart Rodale | People on the Move
Two top ad execs are out at Condé Nast, Businessweek gets a new editor, and more...
Beth Bronder (pictured) has joined Questex Digital as chief revenue officer, overseeing Questex’s full portfolio of digital media brands and reporting to president and CEO, Kerry Gumas.
“[Beth] has a highly successful track record of driving digital revenue growth, identifying key profit drivers and developing customer-driven digital products that create value,” said Gumas in a statement. “We’re very excited to have her join our team.”
A D.C. media veteran, Bronder most recently served as executive publisher and senior adviser to eRepublic, parent company of Governing magazine, and before that spent four years at CQ Roll Call as SVP and publisher.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Hearst has officially completed its acquisition of Rodale, a Hearst Magazines spokesperson confirmed to Folio:. According to the Allentown Morning Call‘s Andrew Wagaman, that means an exodus of several of the company’s top execs. EVP and COO Beth Buehler, EVP and CFO Steve Twilliger, EVP and general counsel Paul McGinley, and SVP of human resources Miranda DeSantis are all leaving the company, Maria Rodale informed employees Tuesday, reports Wagaman. Reps for Rodale did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Two top advertising execs have departed Condé Nast. Lisa Valentino, who was chief revenue officer, industry and agency, is no longer with the company, a spokeswoman confirmed. Valentino joined Condé Nast from ESPN in 2014 as chief revenue officer of Condé Nast Entertainment. The New York Post‘s Keith Kelly, who first reported the news, adds that Chris Gibbons, chief industry officer, tech and finance, has also left the company.
Megan Murphy is stepping down from her post as editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg CEO Justin Smith told employees Thursday, to spend more time with her family in London. She had been editor of the magazine since late 2016, and before that was Bloomberg’s Washington bureau chief.
Succeeding Murphy at the helm of Businessweek will be Bloomberg Markets editor Joel Weber. Weber has been with Bloomberg Markets since 2012 after joining from ESPN The Magazine, where he was senior editor. Christine Harper, a longtime staffer currently serving as executive finance editor, will replace Weber at the top of Bloomberg Markets‘ masthead. Harper has been with the company since 1998, spending eight years as a London-based reporter before coming to the New York office.
Harvard Business Review has named Maureen Hoch editor of HBR.org. She’d been serving as acting editor since August, after Katherine Bell departed to take the editor-in-chief role at Barron’s. Hoch first joined HBR in 2013 following editorial stints at World Bank, PBS NewsHour, and The Washington Post.
Time Inc. has promoted Josh Oshinsky to executive producer, sports video for Sports Illustrated, as well as its offshoot brands SI Swimsuit, SI Kids, and VP of programming for the new streaming network SI TV. Oshinsky first joined SI in June 2016 as supervising producer. He’s interviewed today by AwfulAnnouncing.com.
Julia Gall has joined Marie Claire as accessories director, effective immediately. Gall had been senior fashion and accessories editor at Interview magazine since 2014, as well as a contributor to Vogue China and Vogue Mexico.
CNN political reporter Miranda Green is joining The Hill as a congressional reporter covering environment and energy, Green tweeted Tuesday. Prior to CNN, Green spent time at Scripps News and The Daily Beast.
Chris Suellentrop has joined Politico magazine as senior editor. A longtime New York Times contributor, Suellentrop has also held roles at Yahoo! News and Slate.
Vice Media has suspended a pair of top executives in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations first reported by The New York Times‘ Emily Steel nearly two weeks ago. President Andrew Creighton and chief digital officer Mike Germano have been placed on leave, the company said, pending internal and external reviews of the situation and a decision by the company’s board of directors. Vice previously fired three unidentified employees in late November, for offenses the company said ranged “from verbal and sexual harassment to other behavior that is inconsistent with our policies.”
And another: IGN has fired editor-in-chief Steve Butts following an investigation into workplace misconduct, Kotaku reports. Butts had been the lead editor at IGN since early 2013.
Louisiana Cookin’ magazine editor Daniel Schumacher has taken on the additional role of editor of fellow Hoffman Media title Taste of the South. The magazine has a new look to match its new editor, debuting a redesign with the January/February issue.
Kansas-based Mother Earth News has hired Jordan Moslowski as online content generator, in which capacity she’ll be responsible for expanding the bimonthly magazine’s web content and managing its contributing bloggers. Moslowski recently graduated from Rowan University with a B.A. in Writing.
Purch Group has named John Burek the new editor-in-chief of Tom’s Hardware. Burek arrives after a long tenure at Computer Shopper magazine, where he started as a copy editor in 1993 before rising to editor-in-chief in 2008. Joining Burek at Tom’s Hardware will be Matt Safford, who has been named managing editor. Safford also joins from Ziff Davis, where he served under Burek as Computer Shopper‘s senior editor, and has also served as a freelancer for Popular Science and Smithsonian magazines, among others.
WWD reports Erik Maza has joined Town & Country as style features director. Maza arrives at Hearst from Condé Nast, where he spent two years as digital features director at W.
Katrin Wright has joined AdExchanger as director of strategic programming. Wright joins from mobile ad tech firm Tapad where she served as director of events. AdExchanger is owned by Access Intelligence, Folio:‘s parent company.