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Multiplatform Publishers and Editors Landing at Different Publications

The multiplatform and digital publishing industry experiences a lot of professionals on the move due to the high level of change that exists consistently within it.

Digital Publishers Hire New Editors, Creative Director for 2018 Growth

It’s not surprising to see some changes taking place for the digital publishers at Hearst, as it makes Rodale part of its own. However, that’s not the only news of new hires coming from the digital publishing industry. Todays news touches on some key hires at major publications.

Multiplatform Publishing Companies Promote and Focus on the Important Details

Multiplatform publishing companies that have made the digital landscape their home are able to experience advantages that other traditional publishers have not. Doing this, however, requires having the right people with the right places. Today we’re reporting on hires, promotions, and department focus for some digital publishers.

Multiplatform Publishing Organizations Reel In New Talent

Hearst, Vanity Fair, and Porter Magazine are multiplatform publishing organizations bringing in new employees for focused change
One of the most consistent changes we’ve seen throughout the digital landscape is the presence of multiplatform publishing organizations hiring new talent for greater expansion and success. Today we’re reporting on some of the latest industry personnel changes.

Our first

Multiplatform Publishers Hire Marketing and Content Positions

The multiplatform publishers at Meredith and Condé Nast continue to make changes to their teams for maximum potency in the digital age.

We begin today with Condé Nast and the hiring for a major marketing position. MediaPost reports, “Jim Norton, Condé Nast president of revenue and Chief Business Officer, is leaving the company to make way for Pamela Drucker Mann, who has been promoted from CMO to Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer of the publisher.”

Personnel Changes Come to Multiplatform Publishers

We’re seeing changes come to multiplatform publishers, particularly as they work on alignment of digital properties.

Our first story looks at Hearst’s new CTO Michael Dugan, who is coming from Forbes to help the publication’s digital unit. Variety reports, “In the newly created position, Dugan will manage all aspects of Hearst Magazines Digital Media technical organization around the world. He reports to HMDM global president Troy Young.”

Multiplatform Publishing Personnel on the Move at Dwell, Time and Rodale

Today we begin with Dwell and its recent executive change. Folio: reports, “Michela O’Connor Abrams — who spent the past 15 years as CEO of home design magazine-turned-technology platform Dwell — has left the company, Folio: has learned. Re-taking the reins is Lara Deam, who has served as chair of Dwell Media’s board since founding the magazine in 2000.”

New Multiplatform Editors and CRO Named

Digital Convergence Technologies Inc. names CRO; Meredith and Interview Magazine name new multiplatform editors
Today we’re sharing stories of new hirings, including multiplatform editors. First, we begin with a story from Publishing Executive on the new CRO at Digital Convergence Technologies Inc.

“Digital Convergence Technologies Inc. (DCT Inc ) has appointed Tim Murphy as its Chief Revenue

Multiplatform Publisher Hirings: Meredith Names New Editor-in-Chief; Bloomberg Announces Changes

We see multiplatform publisher hirings and firings frequently as organizations continue to evolve
Our favorite multiplatform publisher hirings are ones that lead to growth and prosperity within the industry. Of course, this isn’t always the case. Some changes are made for restructuring and relaunching. Bloomberg is one organization experiencing such changes now.

It was recently announced that

Online Media Trends: Social, Audience, Ad-Free

The phrase online media trends can run the gamut, of course – in this day and age, it might mean anything on the internet. But we use it to mean topics of interest to digital publishers.

Tons of Publishers’ News: Time Inc. Digital, Rodale, Niche Media, and More

Latest publishers’ news includes personnel moves, mergers & acquisitions, and multiplatform advances
For publishers, news from across the industry is nonstop these days, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Keeping tabs on the activity of other digital magazines and media companies makes for an instructive exercise in both inspiring stories and cautionary tales for

Content Distribution Strategy a Key to Survive and Advance

Developing a content distribution strategy that goes beyond print and desktop is no longer a luxury – it’s a requirement if you want to stand any chance at sustained success. Folio: recently dug into MagNet’s first-quarter newsstand sales study and found an interesting conclusion. The trade magazine also checked in with Garden & Gun to see how it came back from the brink of extinction, another story that’s instructive for multiplatform publishers. Today, we take a look at those posts and some other industry news.

Publishing Industry Trends: Online Ed Tech, Ecommerce + Events, Broadening B2B

This week’s roundup of the latest publishing industry trends includes the continued focus on monetizing ed tech, plus one media company’s melding of events and e-commerce. We’ll also get a quick glance at the latest magazine personnel moves, as well as an interesting take on the phenomenon of BuzzFeeding B2B content. Folio: covers the magazine business beat better than anybody. A handful of recent articles capture these publishing industry trends and more.

Bloomberg Digital Ambitions Built on Multiplatform Approach

After turning Atlantic Media into a global force to be reckoned with, Justin Smith now has his sights set on Bloomberg digital reigning supreme more than one year into his tenure and months into a radical redesign.

‘New York Times’ Focusing On Innovation, Strategy

The New York Times is at it again, this time hiring a new editor in order to evolve with the changing times.

‘Self’ Magazine Continues To Change

In case you don’t remember, Self magazine, a major publication from Conde Nast, started to revamp itself earlier this year. This process began as Joyce Chang was brought on was the company’s new editor in chief. Chang was formerly the executive editor of Cosmopolitan.

Will ‘Saveur’ Turn More Towards Digital Publishing?

Talking New Media reports on Saveur getting a new editor starting October 6. The interesting part of this change is that the new editor, Adam Sachs, was the editorial director for the website Tasting Table. This website shares content on great restaurants, chefs, events and recipes.

New Editor-in-Chief Selected at Maxim

Kate Lanphear, the previous style editor of The New York Times’ T, has been selected as the new editor-in-chief for Maxim, reports NY Post.

‘Travel + Leisure’ Gets a New Editor

Major digital publishers want editors who have digital knowledge in addition to their editorial expertise. It’s also helpful when a new digital editor joins a publishing where there’s already familiarity.

New Fortune Mag Editor to Focus on Mobile, Social

Time Inc.’s Fortune – which recently split online from CNNMoney.com – has named Alan Murray, formerly of the Pew Research Center and The Wall Street Journal, its new editor. Murray, who will succeed Andy Serwer, was recently interviewed by Ad Week, and he made it clear during the conversation that Fortune’s focus will be on the magazine’s digital presence.

Condé Traveler Launches New App

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Condé Nast Traveler has released its new app, the Gold List, which condenses the magazine’s longstanding feature of recognizing exemplary hotels, restaurants, and services into a handy mobile guide, while at the same time adding new bells and whistles.

Latest Moves: Magazine Publishing Teams

Mediabistro’s FishbowlNY reports on a busy week in publishing personnel comings and goings – at Ebony, Cosmo, Time Inc., and more.

There’s a New NYT Magazine Editor, Jake Silverstein

The New York Post reports that after a long search process, a new editor for NYT Magazine has been found. Jake Silverstein has been named the next editor-in-chief of the Sunday Magazine. Silverstein was the editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly Magazine.

Google Releases "Top Heavy" Search Update

Search Engine Land is reporting that Google has released a new search algorithm update named “Top Heavy”. Barry Schwartz writes, “Matt Cutts, announced that Google has released a refresh of its Page Layout Algorithm.

New York Times Mobile Tightens Its Paywall

Nieman Journalism Lab is reporting that the New York Times has made some changes to its mobile paywall.

Partnerships Are Part of TV Guide’s Digital Publishing Strategy

Deadline is reporting that TV Guide has partnered with CBS Interactive in a cross promotional content deal. David Lieberman writes

What Can Prison Teach You About Audience Development

Recruitment Advisor has posted a fun article about the audience development campaign that’s underway for the newspaper at the San Quentin correctional facility.

Sponsored Posts Part of The NY Times New Digital Publishing Strategy

The New York Times relaunched its website yesterday, while also unveiling its sponsored posts. DigiDay’s Brian Morrissey writes, “The New York Times said it would take every care to label its first foray into native advertising, and it wasn’t kidding. The inaugural campaign, which is for Dell and launched today with the NYT’s redesigned site, carries several disclaimers.

Pinterest Gains Audience Development Relevance as a News Provider

Facebook and Twitter aren’t the only social networks relevant in the news world; Pinterest is now an important social network in the news world. Kurt Wagner writes, “A new study from Gigya, a social login provider for many media companies, including ABC, NBC, and FOX, found that 20% of all “media/publishing”-related content shared to social networks in Q3 was shared on Pinterest. Facebook (40%) and Twitter (30%) maintained leads in the category, but Pinterest gained some ground after accounting for 18% of media and publishing shares in Q2.”

Moms Most Likely to Click on Your Email Marketing CTA

A new study from eMarketer says that 91% of moms – who Forbes holds responsible for “80-90% of all household decisions” and dubs “a very powerful and influential demographic” – use their smartphones for email.

New York Times Paywall Reaches Massive Success

Publishers were initially skeptical about The New York Times charging for online content. We now see that the paywall has worked beautifully. In the last three months, 28,000 new subscribers are paying for The New York Times’ online content. This brings the total to 727,000 subscribers.

Allrecipes Magazine Launches

While many publishers are taking most of their content online, Meredith is doing the opposite. Ad Week is reporting that Meredith has launched Allrecipes magazine. Lucia Moses writes, “With ad revenue shifting online, publishers generally aren’t launching big magazines these days; an exception is Hearst Magazines,

Hearst Shares a Glimpse Into 2014

The advertising community in New York City saw a preview of Hearst Magazine endeavors for 2014.

This article from MinOnline shares highlights from the Hearst announcement, including this piece of news from Esquire:

World’s Oldest Newspaper Is Going All Digital

FishBowl NY is reporting that Lloyd’s List, the worlds oldest newspaper will stop it’s print edition and go all digital on December 20th. Lloyd’s List has been publishing since 1734. Chris O’Shea writes, “The paper’s editor, Richard Meade, explained that Lloyd’s List was going all-digital because a survey of its readers revealed that less than two percent of its readers preferred reading it in print.” With almost 3oo years of publishing under their belt, I think it’s a smart move to do what the people want.

Steep Postal Rate Hike Looms

The National Journal is reporting that the U.S. Postal Service may increase postage rates next week as much as 10%. Billy House writes, “Postal rate increases are capped at inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index. That would mean an allowable increase of about 2 percent for late January 2014 implementation.

Vogue, Allure, and New Yorker Blossom in Print, E-Commerce and Blogging

The Guardian has a full report on how the luxury titles at Conde’ Nast have been performing. Josh Halliday reports,”Thumping in at 430 pages, the September issue of Vogue is the largest since the financial crash of 2008. More significantly, it carries more advertising than any edition in the past five years, with 272 pages bought by luxury brands including Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Dior. Is this a return to the boom-time at Vogue House?”

The World’s Most Interesting Paywall?

In one of the most interesting paywall experiments we’ve ever seen, there’s a new article on what The Sun is up to.

“The company is launching a new digital subscription package today that turns their online website into a Paywall, where you have to take out a membership to read their articles. What is very exciting, is how the Sun is taking a departure from the standard way news companies make money online and doing some fairly innovative things.”

Prss Offers Free Pay-Per-Download iPad Publishing Platform

iPad publishing for the rest of us. Thats what the Netherlands-based company Prss hopes to achieve with their new platform. Prss hopes to be faster than other publishing platforms and encourages magazine publishers to use them.

5 Simple Ways to Make Editorial Management Easier

Your editorial guide to making work days a little shorter

So you’re the new editor of a daily online blog, takes with editorial and audience development responsibilities. You might be posting five to 20 or more new blogs per week. Since online editors are the new online marketers, you’re probably tasked with a few other things too, like writing landing pages, email newsletters and anything that requires great writing.

So how can one person manage all of this content? I can tell you from experience that it’s not easy, but these five simple steps should at least make your day a little less hectic.

Easily Assign Multiple Authors to a Post with Co-Authors Plus

You’ve just wrapped up another successful week; Articles were posted and traffic keeps going up. A reminder alert from your calendar app flashes on your computer screen letting you know that Jim is going to be on vacation starting on Wednesday of next week. Jim’s one of your senior editors and is about 50% done on 6 posts he’s working on. Looking at your editorial calendar you notice that a few of them are posting soon. This is where Co-Authors Plus springs into action. You can quickly assign your new editor David to all of Jim’s articles he’s working on, ensuring they’ll be finished.

A WordPress Plugin That Trains New Editors on Style

Sometimes, depending on their background, your new editors may be too technical or too informal in their writing style. It’s all a matter of educating these editors and through the use of proper tools. One such tool is the FD Word Statistics Plugin for WordPress. FD Word Statistics gives you the word and sentence count for the post you’re writing and also includes three different readability scores. Below is a screenshot of what the plugin looks like in the top and bottom of the WordPress post editor.

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Recycling Website Content to become a Successful eBook Publisher

A writer and publisher I know was making a good living with his simple, advertising-driven website. His topic is hot and his content is rich in keywords. His site includes about 3,000 pages of content and through a combination of Google AdSense ads and a few select affiliate deals, he’ll do about $1.2M in revenue for this year.