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Christine Rannazzisi-Gerstein Gets New Role at Hearst Magazines

Christine Rannazzisi-Gerstein has been named appointed associate publisher, group marketing director, for Country Living, Good Housekeeping and Woman’s Day. Rannazzisi-Gerstein was already overseeing both Good Housekeeping and Country Living, serving as associate publisher, marketing, of both brands (Good Housekeeping since 2011, Country Living since 2005).

“Christine understands the needs of both our marketing partners and our readers,” said Patricia Haegele, senior vice president group publisher and chief revenue officer of all three brands. “In this expanded role, she’ll tap into the individual power of each brand, as well as find the places where they can intersect to create programs that maximize our relationships in both worlds.”

“I’m thrilled to be a part of these storied brands. Each has a distinct point of view and unique way of delivering smart ideas and information for modern women,” added Rannazzisi-Gerstein, in a statement.

Jeffrey Hamill Promoted to Exec VP at Hearst Integrated Media

Jeffrey Hamill has been promoted to executive vice president, sales and marketing at Hearst Integrated Media (HIM). Hamill was most recently senior vice president, advertising sales and marketing for Hearst Magazines. He had held that position since 1988.

“Jeff has been an incredible asset to Hearst for nearly 30 years and instrumental in helping us drive advertising revenue on the print and digital front from our largest clients,” said Michael Clinton, HIM’s president of marketing and publishing director. “He has a stellar reputation both inside and outside the company and promotion to EVP is well-deserved.”

Hamill’s appointment is effective immediately. He reports to Clinton.

Hearst Magazines Names Mark Gompertz Creative Director

Hearst Magazines has named Mark Gompertz creative director, content extensions. Gompertz was most recently a consultant/project manager and producer for enhanced eBooks, where he worked with corporations and private clients. Prior to that Gompertz was with Simon & Schuster for 17 years.

“Mark has deep experience in the areas of e-publishing, multimedia experimentation and finding new revenue streams for great content — all of which translate remarkably well to content extension opportunities for our brands at Hearst,” said John Loughlin, executive vice president and general manager of Hearst Magazines. “We have a number of exciting projects in the works and I’m confident that Mark will not only execute on those brilliantly but also bring an abundance of new ideas to the table.”

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Hearst’s Kimberly Lau Joins The Atlantic in New Digital Role

Kimberly Lau, a veteran of Hearst, is joining The Atlantic as Vice President and General Manager of Atlantic Digital, a new role at the company. Lau had been with Hearst Magazines since 2006, most recently working as Vice President of Business Development.

At The Atlantic, Lau will work with both its editorial and sales teams. She will actively seek out brand expansion opportunities, form new business partnerships, help guide mobile and video product development and explore syndication platforms.

“We are incredibly lucky to have a talented digital native like Kim join the award-winning Atlantic Digital team. Kim has been a rising star at Hearst and we’re eager to bring her strategic thinking and entrepreneurial spirit down to Atlantic Media,” said M. Scott Havens, Senior Vice President of Finance and Digital Operations.

Lau begins on June 15.

Hearst Magazines Makes Automotive Brand Changes

Felix DiFilippo has been named Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer of Car and Driver and Road & Track. DiFilippo comes to Hearst Magazines from The Atlantic Media Company, where he most recently served as Associate Publisher. He had been with Atlantic Media since 2008.

DiFilippo succeeds Robert Houghtlin III, who is now Executive Director of Automotive Sales for Hearst Men’s Group. Houghtlin will be responsible for automotive advertising for the Car and Driver, Road & Track and Popular Mechanics brands.

“Felix will be instrumental in taking these highly respected brands to the next level of growth, building on the foundation that Rob and the team created,” said Jack Essig, Senior Vice President, Publishing Director and Chief Revenue Officer for Hearst Men’s Group. “We see great potential in these titles, and we’re excited to further develop them a full 360 degrees.”

DiFilippo will begin at Hearst on March 26.

Former Harper’s Bazaar Intern Sues Hearst

Interns are pretty much always taken advantage of, but one former Harper’s Bazaar worker has decided that it’s not okay. Xuedan Wang, who interned at the fashion magazine from December 2010 through December 2011, is suing Hearst for allegedly making her work full time hours without pay.

The New York Times reports that Wang and her lawyers are hoping to turn the lawsuit into a class action, on behalf of “hundreds” of unpaid — yet overworked — interns at Hearst Magazines:

‘Unpaid interns are becoming the modern-day equivalent of entry-level employees, except that employers are not paying them for the many hours they work,’ said Adam Klein, one of the lawyers for Ms. Wang. ‘The practice of classifying employees as ‘interns’ to avoid paying wages runs afoul of federal and state wage and hour laws.’

A Hearst spokesperson told the Times that it hasn’t been served with any paperwork, so it wouldn’t comment.

Woman’s Day Names Editor-in-Chief

Woman’s Day has named Susan Spencer its new Editor-in-Chief. Spencer is a veteran of Time Inc., having worked at the company since 2001; most recently as the Executive Editor of All You. At Woman’s Day Spencer will be succeeding Elizabeth Mayhew, who is leaving Hearst Magazines.

David Carey, President of Hearst Magazines, said Spencer’s experience will serve her well. “She has spent her career providing women with relevant and engaging information on the topics they care most about, and that depth of knowledge will enhance the relationship that Woman’s Day has with millions of readers,” explained Carey.

Spencer’s first day is February 6.

Hearst’s Present to You: Angelina Jolie

Hearst Magazines is giving you Angelina Jolie. Sort of. The company has announced that on Thursday, January 12 at 8 pm EST, Jolie will be conducting her first live online chat, and — as long as you have a Facebook account — you can talk with her.

The live chat is being brought to the masses via the Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, GoodHousekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook and Woman’s Day brands. Jolie will be fielding questions for 45 minutes, which is a long time. Forty-five minutes of Jolie time is worth like 73 days of average person time.

Before you get too excited, we should note that the chat is supposed to focus on Jolie’s film, “In the Land of Blood & Honey,” and her career. We’re guessing that means asking her what kind of underwear Brad wears will get you banned.

You can register for the chat at the following Hearst sites:

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Hearst Magazines Adds Editorial Recruiter

Lynne Palazzi has joined Hearst Magazines as an Editorial Recruiter. Prior to Hearst she contributed to a variety of titles, including Country Living, Life.com and The Huffington Post. She has also been an editor at Budget Living, Us Weekly, and Time Out New York.

At Hearst Palazzi will report to Eliot Kaplan, the Executive Director of Talent Acquisition. She will focus on recruiting entry and mid-level editorial positions.

“Lynne has a great instinct and strong contacts in the industry,” said Kaplan. “Her 20 years of experience as a writer and editor at many top-quality publications makes her a perfect fit for this position and we are happy to have her on board.”

Palazzi begins her new post on January 23.

Hearst Magazines Promotes Three

Hearst Magazines has promoted three people — Jim Mortko, Thomas J. Smith and Rachel Glickman — to Vice Presidents within its digital department. Mortko, who has been with the company for almost six years, has been named Vice President, Engineering and Production. He was most recently Senior Director.

Smith, who like Mortko has been with Hearst since 2006, has been promoted from Senior Director of Technology for Hearst Magazines Shared Applications to Vice President, Technology and Strategy.

Glickman has been promoted to Vice President, Client Strategy and Services. Glickman was most recently the General Manager of Woman’s Day Digital.

All three will report to Debra Robinson, Hearst Magazine’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

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