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Revolving Door Newsletter: 04.10.12

Former Gawker Editor Rebounds; Derbyshire Out

April 10, 2012
Ex-Gawker editor-in-chief Remy Stern lands at the New York Post where he'll assist Jesse Angelo in remaking the overlooked website. "Remy will help shape the Post's overall digital strategy going forward and work on the site day-to-day," a spokeswoman tells Capital NY. Stern lost his Gawker gig when Nick Denton replaced him with A.J. Daulerio in November. Stern had taken over the top job at Gawker after Denton purchased his Cityfile. Best of luck to everyone involved, of course...

John Derbyshire is out as contributor to National Review. The publication ends its affiliation with him after he wrote a racist column for another website. In a statement regarding the incident, NR editor Rich Lowry said the "column is so outlandish it constitutes a kind of letter of resignation."... The Hollywood Reporter promotes legal columnist Eriq Gardner to senior editor. The move is a result of NY-based George Szalai decamping to London for a spot as international business editor... Details hires two staffers. Sheila Monaghan and Greg Emmanuel are senior editor and articles editor, respectively... New York gives Jessica Pressler a monthly column about money... Fast Company grabs the New York Daily News' Anjali Mullany as social media editor... Elizabeth Spiers hires another bright young thing, nabbing HD Made's Kelly Faircloth for the growing (and always solid) Betabeat. She will cover (what else?) the NYC tech scene... Bill Simmons and his Grantland crew make another smart hire, getting Bryan Curtis to join them full time...

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers buyouts to an unknown number of employees. "It’s possible this is just an attempt to clear some other departments of people who are reaching retirement age," Local 51 Newspaper Guild president Tom Silverstein writes in a memo to his union charges... Betty Nguyen leaves CBS News. She joined two years ago after a stint at CNN... Martha Stewart is negotiating a new contract...

Stop us if you've heard this one: Startup founder lays off staff due to money woes, then frantically hires them back before massive sale to huge company. That's what OMGPOP's CEO Dan Porter did when Zynga came calling with $210 million. Stay classy, Mr. Porter... And there are changes at Condé Nast, XO Group and more...

April 10, 2012: Maurie Perl has been named SVP of media and communications at Condé Nast. She had been SVP of brand communications there. (FishbowlNY)

April 10, 2012: Dylan Howard has been named editor-in-chief at He had been senior executive editor at Star. (FishbowlLA)

April 10, 2012: Jeffrey Rothfeder has been named editor-in-chief at International Business Times. He had been senior editor at strategy+business. (release)

April 10, 2012: Ryan Chapman has been named marketing director at Penguin Press. He had been online marketing manager at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (GalleyCat)

April 10, 2012: Christina Saull has been named senior account manager, public affairs, at Widmeyer Communications. She had been manager, media advocacy, at American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. (release)

April 10, 2012: Brad Rizza has been named senior account executive, higher education, at Widmeyer Communications. He had been communications manager at Pappas Group. (release)

April 10, 2012: Julia Gotwald has been named account executive, public affairs, at Widmeyer Communications. She had been account executive at Williams Whittle. (release)

April 10, 2012: David Kutz has been named executive in charge of production at Veria Living. He had been president at Longtail Distribution Network LLC. (release)

April 10, 2012: Ryan Payne has been named vice president of marketing at Source Interlink Media. He had been account director at Team One Advertising. (release)

April 10, 2012: Cathy Saidiner has been named president at Blitz Agency. She had been president at McErickson Los Angeles. (release)

April 10, 2012: Poppy Harlow has been named general assignment reporter at CNN. She had been anchor and correspondent at (TVNewser)

April 10, 2012: Tim Hartman has been named president at Government Executive Media Group. He had been group publisher at Atlantic Media Company. (FishbowlDC)

April 10, 2012: Andrew Horansky has been named reporter at KHOU-TV in Houston. He had been reporter at KVUE-TV in Austin. (TVSpy)

April 10, 2012: Ellen McNamara has been named anchor-reporter at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. She had been weekend morning anchor at WFTS-TV in Tampa, Fla. (TVSpy)

April 9, 2012: J.D. Tuccille has been named managing editor, 24/7 News, at He had been a freelancer. (mb)

April 9, 2012: Carly Zipp has been named PR director at XO Group. She had been senior publicist at BET Networks. (mb)

April 9, 2012: Remy Stern has been named digital consultant at New York Post. He had been editor-in-chief at Gawker. (FishbowlNY)

April 9, 2012: Jessica Pressler has been named business columnist at New York. She had been contributing editor there. (release)

April 9, 2012: Karen Marderosian has been named vice president and regional manager of Detroit ad sales at The Weather Channel. She had been account executive at Discovery Communications. (release)

April 9, 2012: Ken Guiberson has been named chief technology officer at EffectiveUI. He had been general manager, Rochester, there. (release)

April 9, 2012: Sheila Monaghan has been named senior editor at Details. She had been senior editor at Women's Health. (FishbowlNY)

April 9, 2012: Bryan Curtis has been named writer at Grantland. He had been correspondent at . (FishbowlLA)

April 9, 2012: Eriq Gardner has been named senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter. He had been contributor there. (FishbowlLA)

April 9, 2012: George Szalai has been named London-based international business editor at The Hollywood Reporter. He had been New York bureau chief there. (FishbowlLA)

April 6, 2012: Annie Tomlin has been named beauty director at BellaSugar. She had been senior editor there. (mb)

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