The New York Occasions’ new assistant editor-in-chief who oversees information on audio and different media jobs
The revolving door of the media industry never stops. Here, WWD summarizes some notable recent steps.
First up is The New York Times where there have been many changes in the past few weeks including Subway editor Cliff Levy is promoted to deputy editor-in-chief, who will be named after the Podcast error “Caliphate”. In December, The Times issued a correction after finding that Caliphate’s main topic was a scam, and more recently, Michael Barbaro, host of the hugely popular podcast The Daily, apologized after a number of reporters said that he contacted her about her coverage of the podcast “Kaliphat” in order to try to influence her coverage. The Times was also criticized for failing to disclose that Barbaro, who interviewed editor-in-chief Dean Baquet about the implications of the “Caliphate,” was in a relationship with Lisa Tobin, its executive producer. “One of his main areas of focus is developing new methods of checking ambitious audio series,” said Dean Baquet in an employee transcript of Levy’s new role. The position will be temporary and Levy, who has been in charge of the metro since 2018 and was once Moscow correspondent for the paper, will then take on a broader role.
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Even with the gray lady, Kathleen Kingsbury has been appointed permanent head of the opinion department. She was named in June After the resignation of James Bennet over the controversial Senator Tom Cotton, who caused indignation among many staff and readers, he was acting editor of the editorial page until the elections in November.
Both actions followed reports over the weekend that Lauren Wolfe, a freelance editor for the Times “Live” page, had been fired from the newspaper, with speculation on social media that this was due to her tweet saying “I have the chills” next to a photo of the president Joe BidenAirplane lands at Joint Base Andrews. The Times said that “there is a lot of inaccurate information floating around on Twitter”. “We don’t go into HR matters for privacy reasons, but we can say that we didn’t end someone’s employment with a single tweet. Out of respect for the people involved, we are not planning any further comments, ”it said in a statement sent to WWD.
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At rival The Wall Street Journal, its luxury magazine WSJ. lost two key people on the sales side. Jillian Maxwell, last the Managing Director for international fashion at WSJ. The magazine has just been introduced as Grazia USA’s new Chief Revenue Officer. which is published under a license agreement with the Pantheon Media Group. There she joins her former colleague David Thielebeule, his new editor-in-chief. They worked together on the Journal when Thielebeule was WSJ’s Style Director. The same week that Maxwell’s exit from The Journal became known, was the editor of WSJ Luke Bahrenburg He also joined Penske Media Corp., the parent company of WWD, as Head of Executive Vice President, Luxury Sales and Chief Revenue Officer of Robb Report.
There was a big, but not unexpected, announcement over at the Washington Post. Marty BaronThe long-time editor-in-chief of the newspaper, now owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, told staff on Tuesday that after eight years at the top and 45 years in journalism, he would be retiring at the end of February. His resignation had been rumored for some time, but he had agreed to carry on during the presidential election. Management has not yet announced Baron’s successor, which will undoubtedly fuel gossip circles and speculate about who it might be.
Elsewhere as before NBA player Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman wants to rebuild Ebony and Jet magazines, which he acquired late last year through his company Bridgeman Sports and Media for $ 14 million from bankruptcy for $ 14 million. He builds his new manager from team starting with Michele Ghee. She was recently named chief executive officer of 1145 Holdings, the two magazines that have documented black life in America for three quarters of a century. Ghee spent 25 years as a media manager for WME, CNN, A&E, The History Channel and BET Networks, where she founded and operated the first and only network for black women: BETHer. Most recently she was managing partner at the consulting firm Stratechic Alliance.
The new President of Condé Nast Entertainment Agnes Chu Since joining the company in September, she has also expanded and taken over her team Jennifer Jones, one of her former colleagues at The Walt Disney Co., as head of global business and operations. She was previously Vice President of Business Affairs at Disney. Chu revealed that too Teal Newland was promoted to senior vice president, digital video for the English language; Ezzie Chidi-Ofong Senior Vice President, National Language Digital Video; Cecile Murias Senior Vice President for Global Physical Manufacturing and Reggie Williams Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Revenue Video. As for Oren KatzenffAs the former president of the division, he has now left the company.
Eventually, The Atlantic adds three senior editors to its workforce. Daniel Engber joins Wired’s science desk; Chris Ip joins the cultural area after the last functions at Engadget have been edited, and Honor Jones joins the New York Times magazine.
For more information, see:
Media Carousel: Other changes to Condé Nast and other media jobs
The Washington Post’s Marty Baron is retiring
NYT rejects claims that the publisher has been fired for “single tweet”
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