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Quartz Names Communications Director, Kiplinger Adds Investing Reporter

Some more Revolving Door news for you today. Read and enjoy. Or don’t.

  • Emily Passer has been named communications director of Quartz, the business site from Atlantic Media. Passer comes to Quartz from The Financial Times. She’ll report to Emily Lenzner, Atlantic Media VP of global communications.
  • Carolyn Bigda, a veteran of Money, is joining Kiplinger as a contributing editor. At Money, Bigda focused on investing reporting, and she’ll be doing the same for Kiplinger.
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Kiplinger Adds Community Editor

Kiplinger has named Rebecca Dolan its new community editor. Dolan joins Kiplinger after serving as associate editor at The Huffington Post. During her time there Dolan worked on expanding the site’s social media content, and she will do the same at Kiplinger.

Doug Harbrecht, director of new media at Kiplinger Washington Editors, said of Dolan, “With her diverse experience and fresh approach to social media, she will bring a new level of engagement and interaction for our readers across multiple platforms.”

Dolan’s appointment is effective immediately.

Ask.com CEO Steps Down, Kiplinger.com Names Managing Editor

safka.jpgThere’s been some shakeups in the digital world today, with one Web site losing a CEO and another gaining a top editor.

IAC-owned search engine Ask.com, said yesterday that CEO Jim Safka (left) is stepping down for personal reasons.

Safka, who was named to the post in January of last year, also served as CEO of IAC’s Primal Ventures division, which oversaw IAC’s investment in new business opportunities. Ask.com’s president Scott Garell will reportedly be stepping in as CEO.

“Jim has decided to move on from Ask.com, following the recent passing of his brother which has led him to re-evaluate his personal and professional priorities,” Ask.com said in a statement, according to Marketwatch. (Our calls to IAC were not returned.)

kiplinger.pngOn the same day, another digital property, D.C.-based Kiplinger.com, has named Robert Long managing editor. Long, who formerly worked at AARP, will oversee day to day operations at the Web site and work to streamline integration with Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.