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Bloomberg Adds Tech Columnist, Promotes Others

bloomberg media logoBloomberg has made a few moves — one hire and a few promotions — that we thought we should highlight.

Katie Benner is joining Bloomberg View as a columnist covering innovation, tech, and Silicon Valley. Benner comes to Bloomberg from The Information, where she served as a staff writer. She previously worked for Fortune, TheStreet.com and CNN/Money.

As for Bloomberg LP’s promotions, John Fraher has been bumped up to executive editor for international government; Ron Mathieson has been upped to regional managing editor for international government; Andrew Barden has been tapped as managing editor for EMEA; and Craig Stirling has been named managing editor for economy in EMEA.

Bill Strickland Named EIC of Bicycling

bill strickland GRodale has named Bill Strickland editor-in-chief of Bicycling. Strickland has served as interim editor since Peter Flax left the magazine in April.

This is Strickland’s second stint as editor of Bicycling; he served as its top editor from 1999 to 2003.

“Bicycling is a terrific example of how an enthusiast brand can thrive in a changing media landscape,” said Rodale’s president, Scott Schulman, in a statement. “As an experienced, passionate cyclist, Bill will bring the brand’s multi-platform capabilities to an even wider readership and create more growth opportunities across digital, events, e-tailing, and other platforms.”

Strickland has been with Bicycling since 1991.

Thomas Claybaugh Named Publisher of Gannett Central New York Media

gannett_logo_200x200Gannett has named Thomas Claybaugh the new president and publisher of Gannett Central New York Media, which includes the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, the Star-Gazette in Elmira and The Ithaca Journal.

Claybaugh most recently served as the general manager of the Delmarva Media Group, which publishes nine papers and their respective websites.

“Thomas is an outstanding leader and has strong sales experience, mostly in upstate New York, which gives him a deep understanding of the region,” said Robert Dickey, president of Gannett Community Publishing, in a statement. “We look forward to Thomas taking this next step in his career and using his unique skills to achieve great things in Central New York.”

Claybaugh begins September 1. He is succeeding Gannett veteran Sherman Bodner, who is retiring.

NY Times Names Alex MacCallum Assistant Managing Editor

NYtimes buildingThe New York Times has named Alex MacCallum assistant managing editor for audience development. MacCallum was most recently a business side exec overseeing NYT Cooking, the Times’ cooking site and app.

According to a memo from executive editor Dean Baquet and editorial page Andy Rosenthal, in her new role, MacCallum will ”build a team devoted to using search, social and other strategies to draw more people to our news articles and editorials.”

“The Audience Development department will be a shared resource, like photography, video and news design,” added Baquet and Rosenthal. “She will start sometime in September and will be making the rounds of news and editorial to meet all of you. Obviously, more changes are in the offing for the newsroom’s masthead, and this is a big step toward bringing in more editors with deep digital experience.”

Baquet and Rosenthal’s full memo is below.

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Josh Tyrangiel Promoted at Bloomberg

Josh Tyrangiel has been promoted to oversee all consumer content at Bloomberg Media.

Tyrangiel will serve as “the editorial lead for everything we do from magazines to TV to radio, digital and live events and continue to oversee Bloomberg News’s Projects team and the Data Viz and Rankings teams,” according to a memo from Justin Smith, Bloomberg Media’s CEO.

Tyrangiel, editor of Businessweek since 2009, has been working closely with Smith as the pair prepare to launch a series of new Bloomberg sites with specific focuses, like politics.

Yahoo Names EICs for Health and DIY Sites

Yahoo logo GYahoo has hired Michele Promaulayko and Katie Brown as editors of Yahoo Health and Yahoo DIY, respectively.

Promaulayko comes to Yahoo from Women’s Health, where she served as editor-in-chief for the past five years. Prior to that, she served as executive editor of Cosmo for nearly a decade. Promaulayko begins August 25.

Brown is the host of the Katie Brown Workshop on public television. She has more than 15 years of experience in “decorating, home renovations, and entertaining,” according to Yahoo. Brown starts August 18.

BuzzFeed Names National Editor, Guardian US Expands

More Revolving Door items! This time the moves involve BuzzFeed and Guardian US. Details are below.

  • Adam Serwer is joining BuzzFeed as its new national editor. Serwer was most recently a reporter for MSNBC. He previously worked for Mother Jones. BuzzFeed’s deputy editor-in-chief Shani Hilton told Poynter Serwer will work on “stories that matter to our country.”
  • Dominic Rushe, Alex Needham and Oliver Laughland are all joining Guardian US. Rushe will serve as technology editor, east coast. He was most recently a US business correspondent for The Guardian. Needham will serve as arts editor. He was a former culture editor for theguardian.com. Laughland will serve as a senior reporter. He was most recently a reporter for Guardian Australia.

First Look Media, XO Group Add to Teams

A couple Revolving Door items to note today, involving First Look Media and XO Group. Details are below.

  • First Look Media has hired Laura Dawn as executive editor of multimedia and Edith Zimmerman as senior writer. Dawn is the founder of Art Not War and former creative and cultural director of MoveOn.org. Zimmerman founded The Hairpin and has contributed to GQ, Elle and more.
  • XO Group has added TripAdvisor CMO Barbara Messing to its board of directors and named Dhanusha Sivajee executive VP of marketing. Sivajee joins XO Group from AOL, where she served as AOL Brand Group’s CMO.

Food Network Magazine Makes Editorial and Publishing Hires

food network magazineFood Network Magazine has made a few hires on the editorial and one on the publishing side.

Editorial additions to the Hearst owned glossy include Steven Barbeau as deputy art director; Sarah Bruning as senior features editor; Erica Cohen as market editor; and Yasmin Sabir as senior editor. Barbeau was most recently a senior designer for Flex Magazine. Bruning comes to Food Network from Natural Health and Fit Pregnancy, where she served as a features editor. Cohen was most recently an assistant editor at HGTV Magazine. Sabin most recently served as a senior associate food editor at Woman’s Day.

On the publishing side, Food Network has hired Kara Freisinger as sales director. She most recently served as a freelance account manager for Real Simple.

Details Taps New Publisher

You can’t win them all.

DrewSchutteLinkedInAs we reported last month, WWD summarized the rumor mill of names being mentioned for the vacant Details publisher slot. Nowhere in that summary was the individual today disclosed. From Keith J. Kelly‘s report:

Condé Nast on Monday chose a Web-focused executive from its ranks as the new publisher at Details — signalling it wants to jump start the title’s nascent digital efforts.

Drew Schutte, a former publisher of Wired and The New Yorker, who was most recently executive vice president and chief integration officer at the publishing giant, replaces Kevin Martinez, who was lured to Maxim a month ago.

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