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Posts Tagged ‘Roy Schwartz’

Susan Glasser of Being Named POLITICO Editor: ‘I am honored and totally blown away’

Susan Glasser, who early Thursday morning was named editor of POLITICO, followed up on a memo to staff issued by the Rosslyn-based political news outlet’s CEO Jim VandeHei, editor-in-chief John Harris, and COO Kim Kingsley.

“I want to say that I am honored and totally blown away by the opportunity to become POLITICO’s Editor,” writes Glasser to staff. “There is an inspiring and clear vision for the next stage of POLITICO’s growth, both here in Washington and far far beyond the Beltway in Brussels and elsewhere, and it’s going to be a big and engaging project to support it.”

Read Glasser’s full memo to staff after the jump. Read more

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After yesterday’s announcement of Miki King‘s promotion to EVP of operations, comes an email from chief revenue officer Roy Schwartz to staff naming Bobby Moran as VP of business development and Dari Gessner as managing director.

Moran and Gessner served as executive director of strategy and business development and senior director of account management for POLITICO Pro, respectively.

POLITICO Magazine Celebrates Latest Issue

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Photo credit: Rod Lamkey for POLITICO

Last night in the library at DAR Constitution Hall, POLITICO Magazine celebrated its latest issue, which named the top 50 persons challenging American politics, that we featured last week.

The room was decorated with an 18-foot tall “50″ constructed out of 365 POLITICO Magazine covers. The evening wrapped prior to President Barack Obama’s 9pm statement on ISIS.

POLITICO Magazine’s “50″ listees in attendance: Laura IngrahamScott ReedLawrence Lessig, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon (Sipping diet coke and gathering material for his next season. Overheard telling Christine Delargy at the bar that he just wrapped taping “HOC” in Baltimore that night.)

Not in attendance: Listee Pope Francis
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Politico’s New Prez and CEO: Jim VandeHei

images-5When you read through the lengthy internal memos and formal press release on Jim VandeHei‘s ascendance to President and CEO of Politico and Capital New York, you quickly see they’ve got something for everyone: romance (he and Publisher Robert Allbritton are “of one mind” with each other; gumption (he is part of the best journalistic “dream team” in America, says Allbritton) and a menacing quality with a religious twist (VandeHei writes, “The days of untouchable incumbents in media are over – this is the era of abrupt change. We have no choice but to keep delivering the goods, better, faster and more efficiently. Or someone will do unto us what we have done unto others.”)

So no more double bylines with Mike Allen (a.k.a. Mikey)? Say it isn’t so.

But it is. VandeHei’s going corporate and will work alongside COO Kim Kingsley and Chief Revenue Officer Roy Schwartz to run the business side of both publications. He’s replacing Fred Ryan, who stepped down last month. Not to worry, there are the expected effusive thank you’s to Ryan as well as the nod from Ryan that VandeHei is absolutely the right man, the only man for the job.

See the memos. Politico‘s Hadas Gold released the announcement last night on the publication’s media blog. The news is still leading the blog today.

You’ve gotta hand it to Politico in that their memos are hilarious in their bravado and  unrivaled prowess to douse one another in praise. They never hesitate to express an explosive self-confidence and desire to take over the media world on this planet and every other. We’ve cataloged our Top 10 Favorite Lines after the jump… Read more

Trouble in Paradise? Politico’s Mark Walters to National Journal

Politico‘s relatively new SVP of Advertising Mark Walters lasted roughly seven months. Last May, Politico snatched him away from CQ Roll Call. Now he’s headed to National Journal. As we recently reported, Politico just hired Peter Cherukuri away from HuffPost to be their new SVP of Advertising. Looks like no love was lost on Walters, even if he did flee for a competitor.

Something smells fishy, no?

Last May, CQ Roll Call took the high road. In a statement, they thanked him for his service. Politico’s Roy Schwartz, meanwhile, wrote the following in an internal memo, in which he gushed about Walters.

“Mark brings 20 years of online and print sales leadership  and his unique background in understanding both the DC and National Influencer market will help our clients develop messaging inside DC and nationally.   Mark will report to me and will head up our world class advertising sales team.” 

A note from NJ‘s Chief Revenue Officer Poppy McDonald.

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Politico Memo Renames Techy ‘Christ’

Yesterday Politico, along with five other media outlets, launched their Powerjobs site, dedicated to connecting Washington’s high profile employers connect with potential employees. What’s humorous is the internal memo that Politico‘s Chief Revenue Office Roy Schwartz sent out yesterday in which he inflates a regular member of the development team to the level of Christ.

Thankfully, we don’t think Chris Buddie, Politico‘s Director of User Experience, has a god complex. But strangely enough, his bio says that when he’s not busy diagramming user-flows, he’s in his woodshop handcrafting furniture and his famous cutting boards.

See the memo… Read more