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The New Recruits: November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

International Business Times announced that business editor John Simons has been appointed to the newly created role of enterprise editor.

Additionally, Roland Jones will join the team as business editor.

As Simons takes on these new responsibilities, Jones joins the team overseeing the IBT team of reporters and writers that drive business coverage. Jones joins IBT Media from Fortune, where he served as senior editor for news. He has also held positions as Time Inc, NBC News Digital, and Thomson Financial.

Here are the rest of this week's new recruits:

Jessica Derrick and David DiBenedetto were both promoted to SVP's of Garden & Gun. Derrick and Dibenedetto will both maintain their current duties as brand development director and editor-in-chief, respectively. Both joined Garden & Gun in 2008.

XO Group Inc., the media company devoted to weddings and pregnancy, announced that Michelle Dvorkin has joined the company as EVP, human resources. Most recently, she was the SVP, people at AppNexus.

J. Wesley Judd has joined Outside Magazine as an assistant editor. He most recently served as an editorial fellow at Pacific Standard.
Ellen Alperstein has been named senior editor at Palm Springs Life magazine. She retains her current role as contributing writer at

Olivia Martin has been named Managing Editor for The Architect's Newspaper. She was most recently the content manager for ALOHA

Additionally, Matthew Messner has been named Midwest editor of The Architect's Newspaper. He was most recently a project coordinator for the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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