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Fortune Expands Team

fortuneFortune has made some changes to its team. Details are below.

  • Michal Lev-Ram has been named a co-chair of Fortune Brainstorm Tech, its Aspen-based conference franchise. Lev-Ram served as a senior writer at Fortune since 2011.
  • Polina Marinova has been named an associate editor of audience engagement for Fortune.com. She most recently served as social media editor at OZY.com.
  • Bethany McLean has been named a contributing columnist. She is a Vanity Fair contributing editor and a CNBC contributor.
  • Joshua Brown joins Fortune.com as a finance columnist. Brown is also the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management.
  • Jeffrey Pfeffer has been named a Fortune.com leadership columnist. Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Forbes Adds Three

forbes_logo_mainForbes has added staffers to its editorial, legal and sales departments. Details are below.

  • Antoine Gara is joining as a staff writer, focusing on Wall Street, markets, funds and investing. Gara most recently served as a M&A reporter for TheStreet.com. He begins November 10.
  • Jessica Bohrer has been named associate general counsel for the Forbes editorial department. Bohrer previously served as senior counsel at WNET New York Public Media.
  • Olivia Gelade is joining as luxury manager. She most recently served as executive director, sales and marketing for Condé Nast  Traveler‘s site. Gelade previously has worked with WWD, Vanity Fair, Seventeen and more. She will report to Jessica Sibley, VP of advertising sales for the Eastern region.

Kevin Roose Frames Fusion with Impressive Vote of Confidence

KevinRooseTwitterProfilePicSpeaking with the kind of clarity and directness that informs his prose, departing New York magazine writer Kevin Roose explained to Re/code’s Edmund Lee what drew him to Fusion TV, his next professional home:

“Fusion is the most ambitious experiment happening in media right now, and I just wanted to be a part of it,” Roose said. “It was that simple.”

Roose will report to Fusion’s Silicon Valley bureau chief Alexis Madrigal, who recently came over from Atlantic Media. And continue to mine the fertile beat that he described in a recent interview with the Daily Californian:

“Technology has become this enormous gold rush filled with hucksters and charlatans and visionaries and geniuses, and I am interested in what is going to come from all of this. Are we just going to end up with 16 great social networks, or are we really going to make the world a lot better?”

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Fitness, Daily Beast, AP Make Changes

A few Revolving Door items for you today, involving Fitness, The Daily Beast and The Associated Press. Details are below.

  • Lindsay Funston has been named Fitness magazine’s nutrition editor. She most recently served as senior associate editor for O, The Oprah Magazine. Funston previously worked as an associate editor at Whole Living. Her appointment at Fitness is effective immediately.
  • Shane Harris is joining The Daily Beast as an intelligence and national security reporter. He most recently worked at Foreign Policy. Harris previously worked for National Journal and Washingtonian.
  • Krista Larson has been named West Africa bureau chief for the AP. Larson has most recently been covering the Ebola crisis for the AP. She previously served as an editor for the AP’s national and international desks. She Larson has been with the AP since 2001.

Self Adds Fitness and Lifestyle Directors

Self has added a fitness and lifestyle director to its team. Details are below.

  • Liz Baker Plosser joins as fitness director. This is a homecoming for Plosser, who once served as an associate editor at Self. She most recently served as a senior editor at Cosmopolitan, focusing on the magazine’s health and fitness coverage. Plosser also served as editorial director of CosmoBody, Cosmo’s digital fitness channel. Plosser begins November 11.
  • Tatiana Boncompagni has been named lifestyle director. Boncompagni has contributed to The New York Times, The Financial TimesMarie Claire and Town & Country. She has written three novels, and previously worked at American Lawyer The Wall Street Journal Europe.

Bloomberg View Adds Two

Bloomberg View has added Eli Lake and Josh Rogin as columnists covering national security and international affairs. Both Lake and Rogin were most recently senior correspondents for The Daily Beast and Newsweek.

Prior to The Daily Beast and Newsweek, Lake served as a intelligence reporter for The Washington Times. Rogin served as a staff writer for Foreign Policy and Congressional Quarterly.

“In story after story and scoop after scoop, Eli and Josh have made themselves essential reads in the world of foreign policy and national security,” said David Shipley, Bloomberg View’s senior executive editor, in a statement. “The work they do, a mix of clear-eyed reporting and authoritative analysis, has never been more important — or as valuable.”

Lake and Rogin will be based in Washington and begin November 17.

Quartz Makes Two Moves

There have been a lot of Revolving Door items today, so why not add one more? Quartz has made two moves. Details are below.

  • Paul Smalera is joining as ideas editor. Smalera was most recently with The New York Times, where he served as founding editor of its Op-Talk site. He previously worked as technology editor for Reuters. Smalera starts November 5.
  • Mitra Kalita has been named executive editor-at-large. She most recently served as ideas editor. In her new role, Kalita will “spearhead projects that stretch Quartz further and build up our readership and journalism globally,” write Quartz’s editor, Kevin Delaney, in a memo. “These include new initiatives focused outside of the US.”

Stephen Lacy Named MPA Chairman

stephen lacy GStephen Lacy, Meredith Corporations’s CEO and chairman, has been named chairman of the board for the Association of Magazine Media (MPA). Lacy has served as Meredith’s CEO since 2006 and chairman since 2011.

Lacy is succeeding Hearst Magazines president Michael Clinton, who has completed his term as MPA chairman.

“Michael has been a great champion of MPA, and his support and leadership have made efforts like our newly launched Magazine Media 360° cross-platform measurement possible,” said the MPA’s president and CEO, Mary Berner, in a statement. “Steve’s savvy and energy will be yet another boost for this industry as we continue to expand our audiences and our impact.”

Jeff Bercovici Leaving Forbes for Inc.

JeffBercoviciPicThe departure of Nicole Carter from Inc. to Apple has set in motion an interesting subsequent shift. To replace her as the magazine’s San Francisco bureau chief, Inc. has snagged Jeff Bercovici. A rep tells FishbowlNY he will start November 10.

Bercovici has worked as a senior editor at Forbes since 2013. Prior to that, he was a staff writer.

It’s been an interesting, long run for the journalist. He was a columnist with WWD‘s “Memo Pad” from 2004-2006, a staff writer with Radar magazine from 2006-2007, a founding media blogger with Condé Nast’s Portfolio from 2007-2009 and a media columnist at AOL Daily Finance from 2009-2010.

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Marie Claire Names Jessica Coen Contributing Editor

coenMarie Claire has added Jessica Coen as a contributing editor. Coen is currently an editor-at-large for Jezebel, where she previously served as editor-in-chief. She previously served as managing editor of NYMag.com, deputy online editor of Vanity Fair and editor-in-chief of Gawker.

At Marie Claire, Coen will contribute articles, serve as brand ambassador and consult on story ideas.

“Jessica is an incredibly smart and talented woman, and I’m thrilled she’s agreed to be a regular contributor,” said Anne Fulenwider, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, in a statement. “I know our readers will respond to her strong point of view and insight into important women’s issues.”

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