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The New Recruits: May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time Inc. has appointed MaryAnn Bekkedahl to president, Fashion & Luxury and promoted Charlie Kammerer to president, Lifestyle.

Bekkedahl joins the company from e-commerce and ad-tech startup Keep Holdings and Kammerer was a group publisher at the company.

Bekkedahl will oversee InStyle, StyleWatch, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure and Departures. Kammerer’s portfolio will include EssenceReal Simple, Time, and Fortune, among others.

In these new roles, Bekkedahl and Kammerer will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of their respective brands’ development. 

“This new structure will enable us to significantly accelerate many of the activities we have underway across our portfolio as we transform our business,” said Evelyn Webster, EVP of Time Inc. “MaryAnn and Charlie are talented, proven leaders who will unlock the incredible potential of our brands and the audiences they serve.”

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

  • Michael Schnaidt has joined Popular Science as deputy design director. Prior to joining the brand, Schnaidt served as senior art director at Men's Health.

  • Dana Bowen (right) has been named executive editor for Martha Stewart Living. Bowen was most recently the executive editor at Rachael Ray Every Day, and worked previously in the same capacity at Saveur.
  • Men’s Journal has announced that Clint Carter has joined the brand as senior editor. Prior to this, Carter held various roles at Men's Health, including senior associate editor from 2013-2016.

  • The Village Voice has named Suzan Gursoy publisher of the brand. Gursoy served, most recently, as publisher at Adweek.

  • Penske Media Corporation has appointed George Grobar to the position of COO. Prior to joining PMC, Grobar spent 13 years at The Walt Disney Company, and 8 years in manufacturing and product development at Unisys Corporation.
  • Miranda Purves has joined Bloomberg Businessweek as a features editor. She was most recently the editor-in-chief of Flare magazine in Toronto.

  • Craig Jenkins is joining Vulture and New York magazine as pop-music critic, writing reviews and commentary. Jenkins has written for Pitchfork, Billboard, Spin, and Noisey, among other places.

  • The Daily Dot has announced the appointment of Gaby Darbyshire to its board of directors. Previously, she served as a founder and the COO of Gawker Media for nearly a decade.

The Atlantic has promoted several members of its senior leadership:

Hayley Romer moves to SVP and publisher. She and her team turned Atlantic Re:think into an enviable branded content studio fueling big advances in the brand's native advertising. 

Kim Lau moves to SVP, digital, and head of business development. Lau has helped drive growth using The Atlantic's tech platform, Ollie. In her expanded role, she'll continue to oversee product and consumer marketing

Betsy Cole moves to executive director, digital product & technology. In addition to her existing duties, she'll now manage the developers and be responsible for the product pipeline.

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