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Atlantic Media CEO Surprised By Atlantic Prez’ Jump to Time Inc.

In a memo to staff today, Atlantic Media Chairman and CEO David Bradley said he was surprised that The Atlantic‘s President Scott Havens decided to take the Senior VP of Digital gig at Time Inc.

“Somewhat to my surprise, and I think to his, Scott Havens has decided to return to New York to accept a (huge) appointment with the new Time Inc. – the (soon-to-be) Time-Warner spin-off of its great and iconic magazine brands,” Bradley wrote.

Havens has been been with Atlantic Media since 2009 and President of The Atlantic since 2012. He will stay on at The Atlantic until the end of March.

Read the whole memo after the jump…

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A Reception Fit for This Town?

Seems like a party NYT‘s Mark Leibvoich might want to attend.

On Sept. 10 Bloomberg‘s Margaret Carlson will open her home for a reception for one of Atlantic Media‘s newest hires, Emily Lenzner, who is filling the shoes of Linda Douglass as head of communications.

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Atlantic Media’s Newly Created Digital VP

Atlantic Media Company President Justin Smith announces the new position of Scott Havens in an internal memo Thursday.  Havens will be V.P. of Digital Strategy and Operations. He has worked at the company for 18 months in a digital/business capacity. He moves to the eighth floor.

The internal memo:

Dear Colleagues:
I am pleased to announce that Scott Havens will effective immediately
take on a broader set of responsibilities as VP–Digital Strategy and
Operations for Atlantic Media Company.  In this newly created role,
Scott will work across our three business divisions (The Atlantic, National Journal Group and Government Executive) to lead and implement our “digital-first” corporate and business unit strategies. Scott joined The Atlantic 18 months ago after a NY-based career spent entirely in digital media working for Conde Nast, Yahoo! and other VC-backed start-ups.  In his short time here, he has partnered with James Bennet and Bob Cohn and Jay Lauf’s marketing and sales team, to drive to record levels of digital traffic and revenue.
His digital knowledge and experience in the areas of audience
development, technology, and digital advertising operations have proved

Though Scott will move to the 8th floor, he will continue his hands-on
oversight of The Atlantic’s business-side digital strategy and take on a
similar role with the National Journal Group’s management team.  He will
also advise Government Executive’s GM Tim Hartman on GE’s existing and
future digital initiatives.  In order to ensure a net increase in
digital management focus, he will also be tasked with building out
additional business-side digital positions as needed within the business

Atlantic Media’s future will be determined by how successful we are
transitioning our brands, content and business models to digital
platforms.  Over the past few years, The Atlantic and Government
Executive have outpaced their competition in the digital arena and in
turn delivered exceptional financial results.  I am confident the
digital transformation underway at National Journal will position it for
strong growth in the years ahead.

Please join me in welcoming Scott to this new role.
Justin B. Smith
Atlantic Media Company

The Atlantic Hires’s Scott Havens

The Atlantic keeps cranking up the heat online. The Webby Award-winner for “best magazine,” announced today that they’ve snagged Scott Havens to serve as their VP of Digital Strategy and Operations.

Most recently with, Havens will oversee’s audience development, strategic alliances and partnerships, business development, technology, and digital advertising operations/analytics.