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Hearst Names Digital Creative Director

hearst-logoHearst has named Nick Neubeck creative director of editorial for Hearst Magazines Digital Media (HMDM).

In this new role at HMDM, Neubeck will oversee the creative teams of every Hearst Magazine website.

Neubeck comes to Hearst from Gilt Groupe, where he served as senior art director since 2011. He will report to Kate Lewis, HMDM’s editorial director and VP of content operations.

Neubeck begins December 1.

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Cortney Pellettieri Expands Duties at Hearst

hearst-magazine-logo-1Hearst Magazines has expanded the duties of Cortney Pellettieri, Good Housekeeping’s entertainment director. She will now have the same role and title for Town & Country.

Pellettieri was named entertainment director at Good Housekeeping in 2010. She previously served as entertainment editor at InStyle.

Pellettieri will now report to Good Housekeeping’s editor Jane Francisco and T&C’s editor Jay Fielden. She will remain in Los Angeles.

“This is the first time in the history of Town & Country that there will be an entertainment director based in LA,” said Fielden, in a statement. “Cortney has the experience and deep-rooted contacts that will deliver the right mix of celebrity, society, notable personalities and surprise our readers expect on our covers.”

Hearst Magazines International Makes Three Appointments

image004Not to be outdone by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines International (HMI) has made appointments to its digital leadership team as well. Details are below.

  • Emily Jipson has joined HMI as vice president of product. She most recently served as head of global product management at Yahoo! Finance. Prior to that she was VP of product management at WSJ.com and emerging media at Dow Jones.
  • Melinda Lee has been named VP of content and audience development. Lee previously served as general manager of Getty Images’ music division.
  • Bernardo Chévez is vice president of technology. He most recently served as director of engineering at Condé Nast.

Gipson, Lee and Chévez will report to Gary Ellis, HMI’s chief digital officer.

Hearst Names Esquire.com and PopularMechanics.com Directors

Hearst Logo GHearst Magazines Digital Media has named John Sellers site director of Esquire.com and Thomas Houston site director of PopularMechanics.com.

Sellers most recently worked for New York as senior editor of Vulture.com. Prior to his time at New York, he worked at Time Out New York, The Wrap and more. Houston was a founding editor of The Verge. Most recently he served as assistant managing editor.

Sellers begins October 20 and Houston starts today. Both report to Kate Lewis, VP, content operations and editorial director of Hearst Magazines Digital Media.

Morning Media Newsfeed: ISIS Holds Another Journalist | Glasser Named Politico Editor

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ISIS Reportedly Holding Another Journalist Captive (TVNewser)
ISIS released a new video Thursday showing a British journalist as its prisoner. The video, since deleted by YouTube, shows British journalist John Cantlie. HuffPost Cantlie, a former reporter for the Sunday Times, the Sun and the Sunday Telegraph, went missing in Syria in 2012, but was later freed by the Free Syrian Army. Cantlie reportedly then returned to Syria in 2012, along with U.S. journalist James Foley. Foley was beheaded by ISIS in August, a horrific killing that was also recorded and released on video. Reuters In the new roughly three-minute video posted on social media sites, the man identified as Cantlie appears in good health and promises to “convey some facts” in a series of “programs,” suggesting there would be further installments. “Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, ‘He’s only doing this because he’s a prisoner. He’s got a gun at his head and he’s being forced to do this.’ Right?” the man in the video, wearing an orange shirt and closely-cropped hair, says. “Well, it’s true. I am a prisoner. That I cannot deny. But seeing as I’ve been abandoned by my government and my fate now lies in the hands of the Islamic State, I have nothing to lose.” Mashable He delivers a propaganda message to the West, promising to show “the truth” about the jihadists and stop what he calls the “seemingly inevitable sequence of events” that’s taking Western countries to another war in the Middle East. He promises that he will appear in more videos to come. NYT Analysts said that the shift in tone from the previous videos sought to gain maximum exposure and showed how attuned the group is to Western sensibilities in crafting its message. The video, like those before it, seems designed to forestall international military action against the Islamic State. But while the previous videos threatened revenge for attacks, Cantlie’s message seemed crafted to capitalize on reluctance in the West to get involved in a new war. “After two disastrous and hugely unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, why is it that our governments appear so keen to get involved in yet another unwinnable conflict?” he says.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Vice Sells Stake to A&E | Chelsea Clinton Leaves NBC News

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Vice Media Stakes Future on A&E Networks Deal (NYT)
After spending the summer flirting with various suitors, Vice Media said on Friday that it was close to choosing a partner: A&E Networks. TVNewser The investment was announced after Time Warner ended its negotiations with Vice Media. The talks, which had been going on for months, included a plan to spin off Time Warner’s HLN network and refashion it into a Vice channel. The Brooklyn-based media company includes a magazine, book publishing, a massive online presence and gritty, global documentaries which are carried on Time Warner’s HBO. WSJ A&E Networks is nearing an agreement to buy 10 percent of Vice Media for $250 million, in a deal that would value the youth-focused online media company at $2.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Financial Times Last year, Vice sold a 5 percent stake to Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox for $70 million, which then valued it at $1.4 billion. THR Vice CEO Shane Smith, who co-founded the company 20 years ago, has long wanted to expand into traditional TV. A&E, led by Nancy Dubuc, is a co-venture of Hearst Corp. and Disney/ABC Television Group.

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Hearst Editor Praises Hudson News Employee

Give that employee a raise!

HudsonNewsStorePer a feel-good blog post at the San Francisco Chronicle end, Hearst newspapers national photo editor Chris Preovolos is heaping praise on a JFK Airport newsstand employee. All because of the way the employee handled things after Preovolos paid for a copy of a competitor magazine and left his Samsung tablet at the counter:

By the time I landed in San Francisco, an employee at the store identified me as the owner of the tablet and emailed me with her contact information. She then handed it over to a manager at her company’s central office at the airport, who then offered to send me the tablet for free via FedEx Priority Overnight — this after I offered to pick it up from them upon my return to New York. They subsequently rebuffed my offer to reimburse them for shipping.

Hudson News lost money on this.

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Renee Peterson Named VP of HR for Hearst Newspapers

hearst-corporation-logo2Hearst has named Renee Peterson vice president of human resources for Hearst Newspapers, which publishes 15 daily and 34 weekly papers. Peterson joined Hearst last year. She came to the site from Hargrove, Inc., where she was director of human resources.

“Renee will bring important tactical and strategic human resources leadership to all of Hearst Newspapers,” said Hearst Newspapers president Mark Aldam, in a statement. “Our newspapers, websites and digital marketing services succeed in serving our audiences and customers because of our diverse, creative and hard-working colleagues. Having Renee provide the HR leadership to recruit, develop and retain the best multimedia talent is key to our continued success.”

Peterson, who recently became the San Francisco Chronicle’s VP of human resources, will continue in that role.

InStyle Features Editor Jumps to Billboard

IsabelGonzalezWhitakerPicIsabel González Whitaker will start as deputy editor of Janice Min‘s newest magazine makeover project July 14. From today’s announcement:

“Throughout her career, Isabel has shown an impressive ability to create and manage dynamic, commercial content for print, online, mobile and video,” said Tony Gervino, editor-in-chief, Billboard. “Her reporting and editing background in fashion, beauty and culture, along with her relationships with leading writers, will help expand Billboard’s audience. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team.”

Added González Whitaker: “The opportunity to join Tony and everyone at Billboard was simply too exciting to pass up. I can’t wait to get on board.”

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Gary Ellis Named Chief Digital Officer of Hearst Magazines International

Hearst Magazines International has named Gary Ellis chief digital officer, a new role at the company. Ellis comes to the company from Viacom Media Networks, where he has been since 2003. During his time at Viacom, Ellis served as VP of international digital media and director of digital media, working with brands like MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and CMT.

“Gary is a forward-thinking, energetic leader with a proven track-record of growing audience and revenue through innovative content, products and partnerships,” said Duncan Edwards, president and CEO of Hearst Magazines International, in a statement. “He’s an expert at working across continents and cultures, and his talent and imagination will accelerate our digital initiatives around the world.”

Ellis will be based in New York and begins on March 3.

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