He is in fact – as of March 1st – the new managing editor of Nikki Finke‘s five-year-old Deadline.com, following Michael Speier‘s brief stint in that position last year. Hipes was only just promoted at THR last October, but perhaps sees the writing on the revamped trade’s wall. He had been with the company since 2004, first as a copy editor and then as copy chief.
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Michael Speier a victim of the ’09 tsunami of lay-offs at Variety has a new gig now at Deadline.com:
Deadline.com has hired Michael Speier, formerly Daily Variety’s Executive Editor for news from 2006-2009. Effective October 1st, he becomes the Deadline.com Managing Editor and will be based in parent company MMC’s Los Angeles headquarters.
Whole post is here.
Josef Adalian got a gig over at TheWrap.
From their press release:
Adalian is currently Editor of industry publication TVWEEK.com and prior to that had been at Variety, covering television there for a decade. Adalian joins TheWrap’s top-notch editorial and business team, most recently augmented by Variety’s former executive editor Michael Speier, who is News Editor at TheWrap, and former Variety Publisher Charlie Koones, who has joined TheWrap’s Board of Directors.
Michael Speier, Executive Editor of Variety, has been laid off. More cuts are expected to come at Variety throughout the day. The parent company of the publication, Reed Business Information, is laying off 7% of their staff today according to a memo obtained by The Wrap. From the memo sent by Tad Smith, CEO of RBI:
We recently completed our quarterly forecast for the full year and the revenue outlook continues to concern us. On January 26th I wrote to you that we might reduce further our staffing levels if the economic circumstances became worse than our already conservative expectations for 2009. We are in that unfortunate situation today.
Smith also warns staff that more cuts and furloughs may be on the horizon.