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Mental Floss Expands Digital Team

Mental Floss has made a few moves involving its digital team. Details are below.

  • Erin McCarthy has been promoted from deputy editor of digital to managing editor of digital. Before joining Mental Floss, McCarthy worked for Popular Mechanics. She’ll continue to report to Mental Floss’ editor, Jason English.
  • Nick Greene has been named McCarthy’s successor as deputy editor of digital. Greene comes to the magazine from The Village Voice.
  • Hannah Keyser joins Mental Floss as a staff writer. Keyser most recently served as a web editor for Honest Cooking and a writer for MLB.com.
  • Rebecca O’Connell has been named a web producer. O’Connell was most recently part of Mental Floss’ marketing team.
  • Josh Moore, previously Mental Floss’ associate art director, has joined the magazine’s digital team.
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Nina Willdorf Named Editor of All You

Nina Willdorf has been promoted from executive editor of All You to editor. Willdorf had been executive editor of the title since May of 2012.

Prior to joining All You, Willdorf served as Budget Travel’s editor. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Glamour, New York, and Real Simple.

“Having played such a key creative role in reimagining All You on its numerous multi-media platforms, Nina is the ideal person to lead All You as it embarks on a period of rapid growth and innovation,” said Time Inc. group editor, Clare McHugh, in a statement. “I’m thrilled for Nina and even more thrilled for the brand.”

Willdorf will continue to report to McHugh.

Esquire Names Fashion Manager, Variety Adds Film and Media Reporter

A couple moves to note this morning, involving Esquire and Variety. Details are below.

  • Esquire has promoted John Wattiker to international fashion manager. He most recently served as account manager of beauty, grooming and financial services. Wattiker has been with Hearst since April of last year.
  • Brent Lang is joining Variety as a film and media reporter, based in New York. Lang comes to Variety from TheWrap, where he had been for the past four years.

Entertainment Weekly Adds Editor, Eater Names EIC

A couple moves to note today, involving Entertainment Weekly and Eater.

  • Kyle Ryan has been named editor of EW.com. Ryan comes to the magazine from AV Club, where he most recently served as managing editor. Ryan had been with AV Club since 2005.
  • Amanda Kludt has been named Eater’s first editor-in-chief. Kludt has been Eater’s editorial director since 2012. She has been with the collection of sites since 2008.

Meaghan Murphy Named Exec Editor of Good Housekeeping

Meaghan Murphy has been named the new executive editor of Good Housekeeping. Murphy comes to the magazine from Self, where she most recently served as deputy editor. She had been with Self since 2006.

The appointment marks Murphy’s return to Hearst. Prior to her time at Self, Murphy was a senior editor at Cosmo and a lifestyle editor at Lifetime magazine.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Meaghan to the Good Housekeeping team,” said Jane Francisco, Good Housekeeping’s editor, in a statement. “As we look to expand the GH footprint and introduce the next generation to our promise of curating the best of the best — Meaghan’s experience and excitement for all aspects of women’s lifestyle will help us build and inspire our audience with entertaining, compelling, useful and need-to-know editorial.”

AP Names Beirut Bureau Chief, Reuters Adds Federal Reserve Reporter

A couple moves to note today, involving the Associated Press and Reuters. Details are below.

  • Zeina Karam has been named the AP’s new Beirut bureau chief. Karam has covered the Middle East for the AP for almost 20 years. She is succeeding Elizabeth Kennedy, who is now the AP’s South Asia news director.
  • Howard Schneider is joining Reuters to help lead its Federal Reserve coverage. Schneider was most recently with The Washington Post, covering international economics. He had been with the Post for more than 25 years. Schneider begins April 21.

Penske Media Promotes William Earl

Penske Media Corp. logo GPenske Media Corp. has promoted HollywoodLife.com’s executive editor William Earl to senior editor of PMC brands. In this new role at the company, Earl will work with PMC brand managing editors to increase reader engagement and content quality.

Earl has been with Hollywoodlife.com since 2011, when he joined as weekend editor.

“William has shown a great level of skill and dedication in helping HollywoodLife.com reach record-breaking size and become a must-read brand in celebrity news,” said PMC’s senior VP digital, Craig Perreault, in a statement. “We’re excited that he’s joining the corporate team to help further drive PMC’s editorial strategies across our entire portfolio.”

Earl begins August 1 and will report to Perreault.

Bloomberg View Adds Mohamed El-Erian, WSJ Sends Editor to Hong Kong

A couple moves to note this morning, involving Bloomberg View and The Wall Street Journal. Details are below.

  • Mohamed El-Erian has joined Bloomberg View as a columnist focusing on economic policy and financial markets. El-Erian is chairman of President Obama’s Global Development Council, a contributor to the Financial Times, and PIMCo’s former CEO. You can read his first column here.
  • Rob Rossi, currently the Journal’s deputy national news editor, has been named deputy editor, standards for Asia. Rossi will be  based in Hong Kong, making him the Journal’s first standards and ethics editor to be based outside of New York. Rossi has been with the paper since 2000.

Joe Zee Officially Joins Yahoo

Joe Zee GJoe Zee is officially a member of team Yahoo. The company just announced that Zee is joining as editor-in-chief and executive creative officer of Yahoo Fashion. Zee will also serve as editor-at-large of Yahoo Beauty, which is being helmed by Bobbi Brown.

On Friday, rumors swirled that Zee was leaving Elle — where he has served as creative director for the past seven years — to join the Yahoo world. The allure of creating something new was enough to pull Zee away from the magazine.

“I have always embraced technology and innovation in everything I do — from making a magazine, to executive producing and hosting my television shows, to writing my books,” Zee said, in a statement. “So, the chance to combine all of these passions at Yahoo during a period of tremendous innovation and transformation is a dream.”

Sid Evans Named Editor of Southern Living

Sid Evans has been named the new editor-in-chief of Southern Living. Evans, a Time Inc. Group Editor, now has editorial oversight of Southern LivingCooking Light, Coastal Living, Sunset, and This Old House. Lindsay Bierman, Southern Living’s editor since 2010, is leaving the magazine to become chancellor of UNC’s School of the Arts.

Before joining Time Inc. in 2011, Evans served as Garden & Gun’s VP and editor-in-chief. He also previously served as Field & Stream’s editor from 2002 to 2007.

Southern Living is in excellent hands with Sid, whose knowledge, understanding and passion for the South is unmatched,” said Time Inc.’s executive VP, Evelyn Webster, in a statement.

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