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National Journal Prez Steps Down, Wants to Squeeze in More Family Time

Andy Sareyan, President of National Journal, is stepping down and Bruce Gottlieb is sliding in to replace him.

“Andy’s been splitting his time between us in D.C. and his family in Connecticut from the beginning, and it had just gotten too hard to keep that going,” explained publicist Taylor West. “We are sad to say goodbye – he’s been great to work with – but it’s obviously been tough on him, trying to squeeze family in on the weekends and living out of a corporate apartment during the week.”

West added that with a “strong foundation” and “successful convention season” concluded, now was the right time for Sareyan to make his transition.

As Senior Veep of Corporate Strategy, Gottlieb should be a good fit. He has been working with Sareyan and presumably knows the company inside and out. Gottlieb has written for Slate, The Atlantic, NYT magazine, and The New Republic. He is also the former Chief Counsel at the FCC.

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Atlantic Media Brings on ‘Extreme Talent’

Atlantic Media Chairman David Bradley announced today that Andy Sareyan is joining the company as Executive Veep of Atlantic Media Company and President of National Journal Group. In a release they call Sareyan “one of the country’s most accomplished media executives.”

Among his tasks will be to work alongside NJ Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier, Editorial Director Ron Brownstein and Magazine Editor Charles Green to expand the publication’s agenda, which includes “transitioning from a subscription model to a full-service membership model.” He sees potential: “They already have a world-class editorial team that creates products read by some of the most influential people in America. It’s hard to imagine a stronger base for growth.”

Sareyan was most recently President of Consumer Brands at the Meredith Corporation, which publishes Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Parents, Fitness, More, American Baby, Traditional Home, and Midwest Living. Before joining Meredith, he spent 18 years in a number of leadership roles at Time Inc.

Bradley summed up his new hire, saying, “At least by ambition, Atlantic Media recruits for two qualities – force of intellect and a spirit of generosity. With Andy, we get both – and an animating gift of leadership. Andy is extreme talent arriving at the company at an hour of extreme growth. We are at that uncommon moment when every brand is growing rapidly. Andy’s assignment is to grow us faster still.”