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NY Post Names David Brinker President

nypostlogoThe New York Post has named David Brinker its new president. Brinker will also retain his role as News Corp’s senior VP and head of corporate/business development.

In a memo obtained by Capital New York, Jesse Angelo, the Post’s publisher, wrote that Brinker was being tapped for president “in recognition of his incredible hard work and contribution to our business.”

The same note also mentioned three new VPs: Sandra Baez, VP of advertising product, strategy and operations Ariscielle Novicio-Ablan, VP of technology; and Michael Cascio, VP of national advertising.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

NY Observer Announces Media Power Couples

The New York Observer has unveiled its annual Media Power Couples list, and for the first time ever, Brian Stelter isn’t on it. Kidding! Of course he’s included. Don’t be ridiculous. Stelter and his favorite corduroys are number 13.

Here are some other Media Power Couples that are no doubt currently humblebragging about their presence on the list:

The Observer chose this year’s couples based on four factors — diversification, location, momentum and social presence.

For the full list, click through.

The NY Post Loses Over $50 Million a Year But Things are Great

The assertion of a New York piece on the The New York Post: The paper has long been in trouble, but now that it’s housed under News Corp., and can no longer hide its deficiencies with piles of TV and movie studio money, things are especially grim. Given that the Post’s annual losses are estimated at a little over $50 million, this seems like a reasonable stance. But no! The Post is doing great, says Jesse Angelo, the tabloid’s editor.

“Many people have wanted to write our obituary in the past, and it is wishful thinking,” Angelo told New York. “We’re not going anywhere. We have one of the best brands in the business.” Angelo’s plan? Conquer the web. While we don’t see having a strong web presence as enough to overcome constantly hemorrhaging money, Angelo thinks otherwise. One key, he said, was native advertising:

I would say, ‘You, dear advertiser, want to create content. Come to us; I can help you create better content than you can perhaps do on your own. We are the New York Post. We create content.’

You have to admit, that’s a better tagline than “We are the New York Post. We lose $50 million a year.”

Richard Johnson Gets New Gossip Column at NY Post

Richard Johnson, the veteran New York Post Page Six editor, is returning to New York to start a new gossip column. In a memo obtained by Daily Intelligencer, Jesse Angelo, the Post’s publisher and editor-in-chief, said Johnson’s column “will be a mix of gossip from both coasts, society news, business and politics in the legendary style of Neal Travis.”

Johnson left his spot at Page Six in 2010 to lead the now-shuttered The Daily’s gossip section. When The Daily shut down operations, Johnson stayed in Los Angeles and acted as a correspondent for Page Six.

Johnson’s return to New York won’t lead to other changes at the PostEmily Smith remains the Page Six editor and the column maintained by Cindy Adams is staying as well.

Where Does the New York Post Go from Here?

Col Allan told The Capital media reporter Joe Pompeo that he shall return, once newspaper turnaround work is completed Down Under. But many of those at the New York Post who spoke to the journalist aren’t so sure.

Watching over the editorial fortunes of the paper in Allan’s absence is Jesse Angelo, formerly of The Daily. Pompeo writes about a NYP retreat last fall up in the Hudson Highlands during which the since departed EIC made a scary confession:

At the beginning of the event, Allan offered a rare mea culpa from his perch at the back of the room.

“As most of you know, there was nobody less interested in the Internet at this newspaper than me,” one person who was there recalls him saying. “It seems I was wrong about that.”

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NY Post Editor Col Allan Being Sent to Australia

Col Allan, the New York Post’s editor-in-chief, is being sent to Australia. According to a memo obtained by Capital New York, Allan is moving back to his native land to provide a helping editorial hand to the papers News Corp. owns there. Jesse Angelo, publisher of the Post, will take over Allan’s duties until he comes back in a few months.

The timing of Allan’s departure is sure to raise some eyebrows. News Corp.’s spinoff is now complete and the publication branch is starting anew, with $2.6 billion in cash. The Post is also about to relaunch its website, a big move it has been planning for quite some time.

Why send Allan off now? As Capital notes, perhaps this is the beginning of the end for Allan:

Insiders have been wondering how much longer Allan will stay on as editor, and Angelo has long been seen as heir to the editorship. He was named publisher of the Post, where he’d previously been one of Allan’s main newsroom deputies, after News Corp. last November closed down its struggling iPad publication, The Daily, of which Angelo had served as editor.

But Angelo had been consolidating power at the Post even before then, having taken on a larger role in the paper’s online strategy as early as last March.

New York Post Restructures Sales Teams, Cuts Nine

The New York Post is restructuring its sales team, and as we all know, anytime the “r word” is mentioned, layoffs are never far behind. Capital New York reports that as a result of the moves, a total of nine Post staffers were let go from the paper’s marketing and promotions, ad sales, and tele-sales departments.

The changes, according to a memo from the Post’s publisher, Jesse Angelo, are designed to “modernize” the paper’s organization:

Accordingly, today sales marketing and digital ad operations are being moved directly into the sales department to create a more integrated team. This will also free up the rest of the marketing department to be completely focused on a bolstered consumer marketing effort. In addition, the feedback you all gave us during the past few weeks made clear that we need a less tiered sales structure. To that end, we are reconfiguring some managerial roles to flatten our organization. We are also adopting better results-based compensation policies.

As for those let go? Angelo wrote that “We are very appreciative of their efforts on behalf of the Post and in order to assist them with their transition, we have provided each of them with severance packages reflective of their years of service.”

New York Post Launches Tour Bus

The New York Post now operates a tour bus. Yes, we’re serious. For just $49, the paper’s bus will provide tourists with a 2 1/2-hour pun-filled tour that goes through Midtown, SoHo, Greenwich Village and lower Manhattan.

Just what will riders see? How about the The Plaza, which inspired this Post headline: “TRASHED! [Charlie] Sheen in coke and hooker fueled rampage at The Plaza.”

“Overall, I want it to be fun for people,” said the Post’s publisher, Jesse Angelo, in a statement. “That’s the whole point. Every tour on earth tells you about The Plaza. None of them tells you about Charlie Sheen.”

We’d say tours don’t tell people about Sheen because no one wants to hear about the idiot actor, but sadly enough, we know people do care. Enjoy, America!

New York Post’s First eBook is Written by Former Call Girl Ashely Dupré

You had to know that The New York Post would only enter into the eBook business if it could do so in a ridiculous way. Thankfully, the paper did not disappoint. The Post’s first eBook will be the pun-tastic Tricks of The Trade, written by Ashley Dupré, Eliot Spitzer’s favorite, um, writer.

Tricks of The Trade is a collection of the Post’s “Ask Ashley” columns, which are penned by Dupré. The advice is billed as “An honest guide to sex, love, lust, and healthy relationships.” We assume the Post is joking about the “healthy relationships” part, but you never know.

“Many of our readers have already embraced the Post’s digital products, and we believe this new venture into eBooks will prove very popular,” said Jesse Angelo, publisher of the Post, in a statement.

Tricks of The Trade ($5.99) is available for download from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple’s iBookstore, Google eBooks and more.

With The Daily Done Like Digital Dinner, Nikki Finke Reminds That Was Never Her*

It was not exactly the snazziest 22 months of former Page Six scoop-meister Richard Johnson’s career. And with today’s announcement that News Corp’s iPad endeavor The Daily will officially fade to touch-screen black December 15, his tenure as west coast bureau chief is set to end with a whimper.

Adding insult to injury, Nikki Finke in her write-up this morning pours some more cold water on his biggest initial Flash splash:

In a memo to staff today, The Daily’s Jesse Angelo and Greg Clayman ridiculously boasted that despite “great original reporting, excellent design and custom interactivity… Unfortunately we have not been able to build a big enough audience fast enough to make our business model work.” (Great reporting? They posted a photo of me that was somebody else.*)

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