On the Move | 04.19.17

The editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek has joined The New York Times, Active Interest Media has promoted Jonathan Dorn, and much more…


The New York Times has named Ellen Pollock the new top editor of its business section. She was most recently the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek.

This move comes weeks after the company announced that Dean Murphy, who had led the section for the last four years, was being promoted to associate editor.

In announcing the appointment, Dean Baquet, executive editor of the Times, called Pollock “an accomplished editor with the experience and talent needed to broaden our already ambitious business coverage.”

This is just the latest move in reshaping the Times’ newsroom. Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, was recently named a deputy managing editor, and several other editors have been promoted to top leadership positions.

Pollock worked for 18 years at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter and editor before joiningBusinessweek in 2007 as executive editor. Businessweek won a National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2012—Pollock left the brand last November.


Screen shot 2017-04-19 at 12.17.28 PMHere’s who else is on the move this week:

Active Interest Media has promoted Jonathan Dorn (right) to chief innovation officer. Formerly SVP, digital and creative services, Dorn joined AIM in 2007 as editor-in-chief of Backpacker, which won five National Magazine Awards under this leadership. Today also marks the first anniversary of AIM launching its Catapult Creative Labs, the company’s in-house marketing services agency that Dorn was put in charge of.

Lori Fromm has rejoined Time Inc. as VP, brand sales. Fromm, who most recently was head of integrated sales and strategy for Glamour and Self, is now responsible for generating revenue for Time Inc.’s Lifestyle brands across platforms.

Chris Mitchell, chief business officer of Vanity Fair and W, has appointed Jim Craemer as executive account director and Alana Segars as director of brand marketing strategy. Segars joins from The Robot Company, where she helped lead strategic marketing. And Craemer was formerly media partnerships sales director at Rolling Stone.

Jessica Goodman and Meredith Bryan have both stepped into newly created positions at Cosmopolitan. Bryan, who was previously a style reporter for the New York Observer, is now senior deputy editor, news at the brand. She is working alongside Goodman, who was named senior editor. Goodman was previously a digital news editor at Entertainment Weekly.

Julie Shapiro has been named senior editor at Time. She has served as continuous news editor and news editor for the publication. In addition to her new role, Shapiro will continue to oversee enterprise coverage by news desk writers and lead Time’s interactive news team, Time Labs.

Stephanie Wu has joined Mic as editor, food and travel, and will be responsible for overseeing Out of Office, the food and travel-focused digital channel that is set to launch in a few weeks. Wu was most recently senior editor at Travel+Leisure.



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