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Mashable Adds Tech Reporter, Poynter Names Exec Director

A couple Revolving Door items for you this morning, involving Mashable and Poynter. Details are below.

  • Mashable has hired JP Mangalindan as a tech reporter. Mangalindan comes to the site from Fortune, where he had been for the past five years. He will be based Mashable’s San Francisco bureau.
  • Elisa Jackson has been named Poynter Foundation’s executive director. She has been with Poynter since last year. Prior to that, Jackson was assistant director of development at the University of South Florida for two years.
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Malina Joseph Gilchrist Promoted at NY Times Style Magazine

NYTimeslogoT: The New York Times Style Magazine has promoted Malina Joseph Gilchrist from senior market editor to market director.

Joseph Gilchrist had been senior market editor of T since February of last year. Prior to joining T, Joseph Gilchrist served as senior market editor of The Wall Street Journal’s Off Duty section.

In a memo announcing the promotion, T’s editor, Deborah Needleman wrote, “Malina’s commitment to discovering — as well as doggedly covering — the very best the fashion, luxury, fine jewelry and beauty markets have to offer, combined with her ability to lead while engaged in the myriad minutiae of putting together shoots for fashion director Joe McKenna and the other top stylists, makes Malina ideally suited to assume this new role.”

NYFCC Chair Bounced Out of His Day Job

StephenWhittyGood lede from Sam Adams over at Indiewire’s CriticWire:

You might think snagging a Pulitzer nomination and being the head of one of the nation’s most prestigious critics’ organizations would lend you a little job security. You’d be wrong.

Per Adams and Stephen Whitty‘s linked Facebook post, the Star-Ledger vet shared today that his full-time film critic position is being eliminated heading into 2015. The current chair of the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) plans to continue contributing to the paper as a freelancer.

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Saveur, Bloomberg Add to Teams

A couple Revolving Door items for you today, involving Saveur and Bloomberg Media. Details are below.

  • Marian Bull has been named associate editor, digital of Saveur. Bull comes to Saveur from Food52, where she served as associate editor. Bull’s appointment is effective January 5, 2015.  
  • Bloomberg Media has named Nate Lanxon as senior editor for Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Lanxon most recently served as editor of Wired.co.uk. Lanxon will have a senior role at Bloomberg Business when it launches in January.

Joel Lovell Departs New York Times

Joel Lovell is leaving The New York Times to join This American Life and digital media company Atavist. Lovell had served as deputy editor of The New York Times Magazine and most recently worked in the Times newsroom on special projects.

Lovell told The Huffington Post in an email that he is joining This American Life and the Atavist because they “happen to be the most inventive places I can think of, in terms of where they’re pushing their respective media. Anyway, for me, that’s a pretty exciting work life to imagine.”

Lovell was widely thought to be next in line to become editor of the Times Mag when Hugo Lindgren departed. He was instead shifted to special projects, and Jake Silverstein won the editor role.

AP Vet Linda Deutsch to Retire

Linda Deutsch, a 48 year veteran of the Associated Press, is retiring. During her tenure, the courts reporter covered countless iconic news stories, such as Charles Manson’s murder conviction, the trial of the Exxon Valdez captain, and O.J. Simpson’s acquittal.

Deutsch was not only a respected reporter, she was a pioneer. When she joined the AP’s Los Angeles bureau, she was its only female staffer.

“Linda leaves an incredible legacy,” said Traci Carl, the AP’s West editor. “For five decades, she bore witness to some of the most sensational trials in U.S. history. She cherished her role as the public’s eyes and ears at these events, and never wavered in her commitment to accurate and objective reporting.”

The 71-year-old Deutsch plans to write a memoir after retiring.

NPR Adds Tasneem Raja as Senior Digital Editor

NPR has hired Tasneem Raja as a senior digital editor in its Identity and Culture Unit. Raja comes to NPR from Mother Jones, where she served as a senior editor. Prior to that she was part of the Bay Citizen’s launch team.

“As a multi-skilled journalist, Tasneem is a knock-out,” wrote NPR’s Carline Watson and Lynette Clemetson, in a memo. “She’s a deft and insightful reporter, writer and editor. She loves storytelling and the dazzling array of forms it can take. She’s skilled at moving ideas to the right platforms in the right ways. She codes. She builds. She shares. She mentors.  And she has an intricate knowledge of – and passion for – the media space around race, ethnicity, culture and identity.”

Raja joins NPR at the end of January.

You can read Watson and Clemetson’s full note below.

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Newsweek Adds Seven

Newsweek has added seven staffers to its editorial team. Details, via a memo obtained by Poynter, are below.

  • Matt Cooper has been named politics editor. Cooper previously covered the White House for Time, The New Republic and US News.
  • Ross Schneiderman joins as senior editor. He previously worked for Newsweek from 2010 to 2013. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
  • Jonathan Broder has been named senior writer. He most recently worked for Congressional Quarterly, as a defense and foreign policy editor.
  • Winston Ross has been named national correspondent. He most recently worked as a freelancer. He previously worked for Newsweek and The Daily Beast from 2012 to 2013.
  • Azeen Ghorayshi has been named staff writer. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Guardian, New Scientist and Wired UK.
  • Max Kutner has also been named a staff writer. Kutner most recently served as a contributor to Smithsonian and Boston magazines.
  • Polly Mosendz joins as a breaking news reporter. She most recently worked for the Atlantic Wire.

Newsday Makes Two Executive Hires

newsday logo GNewsday Media Group has made two executive appointments. Details are below.

    • Paul Likins has been named vice president of digital operations. Likins most recently served as Wenner Media’s head of revenue operations and programmatic solutions. Prior to that, Likins served as director of revenue operations for the Wall Street Journal Digital Network.
    • Stefanie Angeli has joined as senior director, national sales. Angeli previously served as sales lead for Mom365.com. Prior to that, she worked for 12 years at Scholastic as associate publisher of Scholastic Parent & Child Media.

Southern Living Makes Two Editorial Changes

southern living logo GSouthern Living has named Katy McColl senior executive editor and promoted Whitney Wright to general manager, a new role at the magazine.

McColl was formerly the executive editor of Country Living and O at Home. She is also the author of four books. She succeeds Hunter Lewis, who was named Cooking Light‘s editor in September. Wright was most recently Southern Living’s deputy food director.

Both McColl and Wright will report to Sid Evans, Southern Living’s editor-in-chief.

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