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Digital Magazine Publishers Bolster Staff with New Hires

Digital magazine publishers Condé Nast, Rodale, and New York Times fill major roles with new talent

We’re seeing more personnel changes at major digital magazine publishers and media companies. These changes provide the opportunity for new growth and the development of new structures in the digital world.

Our first story looks at new changes coming to Condé Nast. WWD reports, “Condé Nast has lined up Alison Moore, a self-described “get it done” leader, to head up its Women’s Collection of brands as chief business officer.”

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“When Moore joins the company Oct. 23, she will oversee all revenue and brand development for Glamour, Allure and Brides. Moore assumes the role previously held by Kim Kelleher who now serves as chief business officer of the Alpha Collection, according to a Condé Nast spokesman.”

The article continues with a look at the accomplishments made by Moore. “Most recently, Moore served as chief revenue officer at SoundCloud, but she also has worked at NBC Universal, DailyCandy and HBO. Until May, she served as a board member of Trunk Archive, an image licensing agency. A SoundCloud, she launched its global commercial business growth, created the company’s subscription business SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go+, worked on marketing and public relations and international market development among other things, according to her LinkedIn profile. And during her nearly two years at NBC Universal Media, she bolstered TVE expansion through audience development, partnership activations and product design launching 17 NBCU brand TVE apps across CTV platforms.”

Our next article turns to Rodale’s Runner’s World and the hiring of its new digital director. Talking New Media reports, “The Rodale magazine Runner’s World announced several personnel changes, including the hiring of Matt Gross to be digital director, Marissa Stephenson named deputy editor, and Brian Dalek being promoted to senior digital editor.”

In his new role as Digital Director, Matt Gross will oversee content across Runner’s World’s digital platforms, including RunnersWorld.com, newsletters and social media channels.”

Gross is no stranger to digital advancements for digital magazine properties. As the article points out, “He helped relaunch News Corp’s Realtor.com, and also previously served as the editor of BonAppetit.com.”

Lastly, we turn towards a personnel change at New York Times. WWD reports, “Jim Windolf has been appointed editor of The New York Times’ media desk.”

Prior to joining the Times, Windolf worked at Fairchild Fashion Media, home to Women’s Wear Daily, helping relaunch its M magazine franchise. He has also held tenures at The New York Observer and Vanity Fair.”

On the media desk, Windolf replaces former editor Bill Brink, who in late January was reassigned to a new feature-development role for the paper.”

Are you a digital magazine publisher looking to make changes to your publication? Do you need help determining the best staffing options for your media company? If so, set up a time to chat with us. We’ve have helped hundreds of media companies develop their digital magazine strategy, including the personnel, software, and digital strategies used to build and retain robust audiences online.

 

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