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Mark Jannot Out at Reader’s Digest

Mark Jannot has only been with Reader’s Digest North America since May, but he’s already been dropped by the company. According to The New York Post, Jannot has been let go and his role — chief content officer — has been eliminated.

Jannot had come to Reader’s Digest from Bonnier, where he had served as editorial director of Popular SciencePopular PhotographyAmerican Photo, and Sound & Vision.

The departure of Jannot likely won’t do much to help Reader’s Digest’s standing with Standard & Poor. S & P recently downgraded the company to “negative,” and said “In our opinion, there are significant uncertainties and limited visibility surrounding Reader’s Digest revenues and earnings prospects, given its declining businesses and ongoing restructuring requirements.”

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Mark Jannot Joins Reader’s Digest as Chief Content Officer

Mark Jannot has been named Chief Content Officer at Reader’s Digest North America, a new position at the company. Jannot comes to Reader’s Digest from Bonnier, where he was Editorial Director of Popular Science, Popular Photography, American Photo, and Sound & Vision. Jannot was succeed at Bonnier by Jacob Ward.

At Reader’s Digest, Jannot will be responsible for content across the varied platforms for Taste of Home, The Family Handyman and the company’s “U.S. Enthusiast” brands, including Birds & Blooms, Country, Country Woman, Farm & Ranch Living, and Reminisce.

“Mark Jannot has a reputation for editorial excellence,” said Dan Lagani, President of Reader’s Digest North America. “His experience in the digital and magazine spaces makes him an ideal candidate to speed the brand transformation underway with our Milwaukee businesses, where we are focused on creating a great consumer experience for our Taste of Home, The Family Handyman and Enthusiast brands across media platforms.”

Jacob Ward Promoted to EIC of Popular Science

Jacob Ward has been promoted from West Coast Bureau Chief to Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. Ward had been the bureau chief since 2010, but has been with the magazine since 2006. Ward succeeds Editorial Director Mark Jannot, who joined RDA Milwaukee, a subdivision of Readers’ Digest Association.

“Jake Ward is the perfect choice to lead Popular Science into the future,” said Bonnier Technology Group Vice President and Group Publisher, Steven Grune. “During his time with the magazine, he has elevated the brand’s stature in the consumer and advertising marketplace, and he embodies the technology savvy qualities that our audience values. Jake is ‘The Future Now’ and will successfully move the brand into the next generation.”

Ward will now split his time between the New York and San Francisco offices of Popular Science.

American Photo Taps Scott Alexander For Editor-In-Chief Post

After his seven-year stint as Playboy’s senior editor came to end last March, Scott Alexander has landed on his feet almost a full year later as American Photo’s new editor-in-chief.  Bonnier Corp.’s technology group editorial director Mark Jannot announced today that Alexander will replace Sarah Kinbar at the bimonthly title.  Other than Playboy, Alexander has also worked at Scholastic, Ziff-Davis, CNET, and Popular Science.