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The New Recruits: July 24, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Gregory Gatto has been named VP, publishing director, New York at Bonnier Corp. He will oversee their New York-based brands which include: Popular Science, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Popular Photography, American Photo, SHOT Business and Saveur. Since joining Field & Stream and Outdoor Life in 2004 as eastern sales manager, Gatto has held many positions at the company, including digital advertising director and publisher. has made a number of additions to its expanding news team. The site’s editor, J.J. Gould, announced six new appointments, including news and social media editors, and a science reporter:

  • Krishnadev Calamur joins as a senior editor to oversee the news team. Calamur joins The Atlantic from NPR, where he wrote most recently for the Two Way news blog, and previously for Parallels, a foreign affairs blog.

  • Marina Koren also joins the news team as a senior associate editor to work closely with Calamur. She comes to The Atlantic from its Atlantic Media sister publication, National Journal, where she was the news editor for Prior to her work at National Journal, Koren wrote for Smithsonian magazine.

  • Ed Yong, an award-winning British journalist, joins The Atlantic as a staff writer covering science. Yong’s work has appeared in National Geographic, Wired, New York Times, BBC and Scientific American, among others. He will remain based in London. 

  • Priscilla Alvarez, previously with National Journal, joins as an assistant editor to work with politics editor Yoni Appelbaum, while Matt Ford, currently an associate editor with the politics section, moves into a new role as a news blogger.

  • Caitlin Frazier is The Atlantic’s new social media editor. Frazier was previously the social media editor at ThinkProgress and the social media director at the Center for American Progress

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

Country Living editor-in-chief Rachel Barrett has announced that Laura Kostelny will join the magazine as executive editor. Additionally, deputy editor Caroline McKenzie has been promoted to executive editor. Kostelny comes to Country Living from D Home/D Design Book and D Weddings, where she was editor of both publications.

Sara Clemence has been named news director at Travel + Leisure. She had been travel editor at The Wall Street Journal

David Howard
has been named executive editor at Organic Life. Previously, he’d been executive editor at Popular Mechanics

Victoria Ho
has been named editor at Mashable Asia. Most recently, she had been senior editor at Migme.

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