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The Atlantic Makes Two Major Editorial Promotions — On the Move | 07.19.17

The Atlantic made two promotions of the company’s top editorial positions. Matt Thompson, the deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com, moves into the role of executive editor overseeing all cross-platform projects, and staff writer Adrienne LaFrance is the new editor of TheAtlantic.com. LaFrance will manage the day-to-day editorial operations of TheAtlantic.com and oversee its reporting team…

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Men's Health Makes Several Editorial Additions — On the Move | 07.12.17

Former Bloomberg Businessweek deputy editor Brad Wieners has joined Rodale’s Men’s Health as executive editor. A magazine industry veteran who has earned three American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) awards, Wieners’ career has included stints with Wired, Outside, National Geographic Adventure and Men’s Journal. “Brad is a proven magazine editor…

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What Bonnier's Mark MacKenzie Does In His Downtime

Born and raised in New London, CT, ​Mark MacKenzie oversees the titles in Bonnier's Fishing Group which include Marlin, Sport Fishing, Salt Water Sportsman and Saltwater TV. MacKenzie has to travel a lot for work, but still gets to have fun when he's working on site. He just returned from an editorial…

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Mother Jones Makes Seven Editorial Hires — On the Move | 07.05.17

Mother Jones has announced the hire of seven new staffers, made possible by record donations that followed the 2016 presidential election. Among the new hires is Ari Berman, who has long covered voting rights and voter suppression issues at The Nation. “We are incredibly grateful for the surge of reader…

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Elle Decor Finds New Editor-in-Chief — On the Move | 06.28.17

Hearst Magazines has named Whitney Robinson editor-in-chief of Elle Decor. His background in interior design, style and fashion will inform his vision for Elle Decor, which has an audience of three million across print, digital and social platforms, according to a press release. Robinson was most recently style director at…

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Rising Stars: Helen Havlak On the Longevity of Independent Media

It may sound odd now, but when Helen Havlak, 28, was hired on at Vox Media's The Verge as an engagement editor in 2014, she’d never heard of the position before. Nilay Patel, editor-in-chief of the brand, pitched the idea to her that editorial distribution needed to be as rigorous…

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What the Managing Director of Runner's World Does In His Downtime

Born and raised in Allentown, PA, Zack Grice currently serves as the managing director of Runner's World, as well as Bicycling. In his role, he oversees day-to-day operations between the brands’ advertising, consumer marketing and new product development areas of business. An 18-year veteran of Bicycling, Grice has also served as…

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The New Yorker Bolsters Digital Team — On the Move | 06.21.17

The New Yorker made several new additions to its digital team. 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, Jessica has been the features editor at…

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The Battle for Talent: Another Front in the Digital-Media Wars

The top digital platforms are not just sucking up available media spend anymore. The Googles, Facebooks, and Snapchats of the digital ad economy also dominate the digital talent pool—especially sales teams. For legacy media companies and niche publishers, the competition for the best sales talent is fierce when you have…

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Playboy Looks Back to Look Ahead

Playboy announced in late 2015 it was eliminating nudity in its magazine in 2016. But just a little over a year later, Cooper Hefner, chief content officer and son of founder Hugh Hefner, announced the return of nudity. Some questioned the move, while others felt it should have never changed…