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Revolving Door Newsletter: 08.16.13.

Changes at Conde Nast; Layoffs At Patch

August 16, 2013
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There are some changes at Conde Nast as Pilar Guzman returns to the magazine giant. The founding editor of Cookie, who had been heading up Martha Stewart Living, takes over Conde Nast Traveler. She replaces Klara Glowczewska. The latter woman had been at CNT since it launched in 1987 and was steering the ship since 2005. In a nice twist to the narrative, Guzman's husband Chris Mitchell served as publisher of Conde Nast Traveler before jumping to GQ in 2011. Eric Pike replaces Guzman at the top of MSL. He has been with the magazine since 1992, rising from associate art director all the way to the top. Not bad. Elsewhere at Conde, Self hires former Rolling Stone publisher Matt Mastrangelo as associate publisher...

The New York Post cancels the freelance contract of V.A. Musetto, the man who dreamed up the headline, 'Headless Body in Topless Bar.' He retired two years ago but had continued doing film reviews. "Dear Vincent, I'm sorry, but because of budget cutbacks we cannot give you any further reviewing assignments. Your review of The Grandmaster next week is your final assignment," film editor Lou Lumenick wrote in an email that Musetto subsequently forwarded to the entire Post staff...

Dennis Publishing's The Week and Mental Floss announce a host of new hires. Storyful's Erica Berger is the new consulting editorial product manager, while Tracy Monahan departs Departures for a spot as marketing director. Conde Nast Media Group's Jamie Altschul takes over as national advertising director for the growing publications, and Thrillist's website content and strategy head Richard Blakeley joins as director of digital products and strategy... Sarah Bruning leaves Time Out New York, where she had been associate features editor, for a features editor role at Natural Health and Fit Pregnancy...

Herb Greenberg leaves his full-time job at CNBC to return to where he will edit a subscription newsletter called "Herb Greenberg's Reality Check." He will continue to contribute to CNBC... Fusion hires Dan Lieberman as daytime anchor and producer. He had been part of the investigative unit at Nightline...

About 350 Patch staffers lost their jobs today, and the fates of another 150 employees remain uncertain. Prospect Heights Patch editor Amy Sara Clark bade farewell to her readers, writing that despite being laid off, "I believe with all my heart that Patch, with its goal of bringing hyperlocal news back to communities, will survive and thrive."... Dave Daley takes over as editor-in-chief of Salon, replacing Kerry Lauerman who left in June. At the time, Salon CEO Cynthia Jeffers installed Daley as interim EIC... And there are changes at New York, The Economist Group and more...

August 16, 2013: Carole Smila has been named head of project management at TBWA C\D NY. She had been senior project manager at Anomaly. (AgencySpy)

August 16, 2013: Jim Rosenfield has been named anchor at WCAU in Philadelphia. He had been weekend anchor/reporter at WRC in Washington. (TVSpy)

August 16, 2013: Sheba Turk has been named anchor of The 504 on WUPL at WWL in New Orleans. She had been associate producer there. (TVSpy)

August 16, 2013: Farrin Jay has been named PR coordinator at New York. She had been publicity coordinator at Sesame Workshop. (mb)

August 16, 2013: Meghashyam Mali has been named assistant managing editor at the Washington Examiner. He had been web editor at The Hill. (FishbowlDC)

August 16, 2013: Erika Nardini has been named chief marketing officer at AOL Advertising. She had been VP of marketing solutions there. (FishbowlNY)

August 16, 2013: Eric Pike has been named editor-in-chief at Martha Stewart Living. He had been editorial and brand director there. (FishbowlNY)

August 16, 2013: Herb Greenberg has been named editor of "Herb Greenberg's Reality Check" at TheStreet. He had been senior stock correspondent at CNBC. (FishbowlNY)

August 16, 2013: Brian Ritchie has been named executive creative director at space150. He had been group creative director there. (AgencySpy)

August 16, 2013: Marc Jensen has been named managing partner/CTO at space150. He had been president/CTO there. (AgencySpy)

August 16, 2013: Billy Jurewicz has been named founder/CEO at space150. He had been CEO/chief creative officer there. (AgencySpy)

August 16, 2013: Milan Martin has been named president of the San Francisco branch at Grey. He had been managing director/chief strategist at Anthem Worldwide. (AgencySpy)

August 16, 2013: Joshua Hirsch has been named EVP/chief technology officer at Publicis Kaplan Thaler. He had been minister of technology at Big Spaceship. (AgencySpy)

August 16, 2013: Lauren Petrowski has been named weekend evening news anchor at KTBC in Austin, Texas. She had been general assignment reporter there. (TVSpy)

August 16, 2013: Miri Mashall has been named weather anchor at WBAL in Baltimore. She had been weathercaster at KCEN in Waco, Texas. (TVSpy)

August 16, 2013: Rashi Vats has been named reporter at KRIV in Houston. She had been weekend anchor/reporter at KBTX in College Station, Texas. (TVSpy)

August 16, 2013: Meaghan Smith has been named reporter at WCYB in Bristol, Va. She had been reporter at WBBH in Fort Myers, Fla. (TVSpy)

August 16, 2013: Noah Bond has been named reporter at KOMO in Seattle. He had been reporter/anchor at KTVX in Salt Lake City. (TVSpy)

August 16, 2013: Jonathan Radford has been named general assignment reporter at WCYB in Bristol, Va. He had been associate producer at WSMV in Nashville, Tenn. (TVSpy)

August 16, 2013: Jeff Mulligan has been named assistant news director at WISH in Indianapolis. He had been assistant news director at KFVS in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (TVSpy)

August 16, 2013: Dan Lieberman has been named dayside anchor/producer at Fusion. He had been investigative reporter at ABC News. (TVNewser)

August 15, 2013: Adam Mirabella has been named senior vice president at Fanscape. He had been senior vice president at MSL Group. (mb)

August 15, 2013: Bill Drolet has been named senior vice president of video platform sales at Vertical Search Works. He had been vice president of digital sales at The Weather Channel. (mb)

August 15, 2013: Pilar Guzmán has been named editor-in-chief at Condé Nast Traveler. She had been VP and editor at Martha Stewart Living. (FishbowlNY)

August 15, 2013: Erica Berger has been named consulting editorial product manager at The Week and Mental Floss. She had been director of publisher & partner development at Storyful. (mb)

August 15, 2013: Tracy Monahan has been named marketing director at The Week and Mental Floss. She had been executive director of creative marketing at Departures. (mb)

August 15, 2013: Jamie Altschul has been named national advertising director at The Week and Mental Floss. She had been executive director, corporate sales development, at Condé Nast Media Group. (mb)

August 15, 2013: Richard Blakeley has been named director of digital products & strategy at The Week and Mental Floss. He had been head of website content and strategy at Thrillist. (mb)

August 14, 2013: Valerie Williamson has been named VP of business development and strategy at The Economist Group. She had been VP of business development at OtherLevels. (release)

August 14, 2013: Matt Crenshaw has been named president at Mother Nature Network. He had been VP of publishing at Discovery Channel. (release)

August 13, 2013: Mark Coleman has been named SVP of global sales at my6sense. He had been NAM sales director at Google. (mb)

August 13, 2013: Brian Bennett has been named VP of sales and customer development at PPC Associates. He had been VP of channels and partners at Conductor, Inc. (mb)

August 13, 2013: Andy Slater has been named SVP of sales at He had been VP of sales at Steel Media. (mb)

August 13, 2013: Sarah Bruning has been named features editor at Natural Health and Fit Pregnancy. She had been associate features editor at Time Out New York. (mb)

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