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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY made the most online buzz this week.

  1. Signs in Air for WFAN to Make FM Jump, July 6
  2. Wondering Why WNYW/Channel 5 Made Those Anchor Changes, July 10
  3. Self Launching Fashion Site, July 6
  4. Road & Track Adds Two Editors, July 9
  5. The New Republic Gives Kate Middleton a New Look, July 6
  6. New York Times‘ Social Media Policy: Use Common Sense, Idiot, July 11

 

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Self Launching Fashion Site

Self is getting set to launch a very Pinterest-like site, called Selfcurateyourlook. According to Adweek, the site — which launches in September — is being tabbed as a “virtual trunk show,” where visitors can browse products hand-picked by Self’s staff, which are presented in a catalogue format. If a person likes something, they can save it in their “look book,” share it with others via social media or even click through and purchase it.

As might guess, this site is music to advertisers’ ears. Laura McEwen, vice president and publisher of Self, understands this, though she puts it in a more eloquent way.

Self’s Virtual Trunk Show enables consumers to curate their own style while aligning with Self’s editorial fashion expertise and our advertisers’ brands,” McEwen told Adweek. “This site will also align Self more closely with our fashion and beauty partners.”

That’s a lot of aligning.

Hearst Exec Lucy Maher Shifts to Self

The New York Post is reporting that Lucy Maher is leaving Hearst to join Condé Nast’s Self as its new Digital Director. Maher had been Hearst Digital’s Executive Director of Content since June of 2010.

Prior to her time at Hearst, Maher was Executive Editor of Forbes for three years. She also has had stints as a Ladies’ Home Journal Senior Editor and as a Features Editor for People.com.

AMI Promotes Publisher

American Media, Inc. (AMI) has promoted Kristen Elliott from publisher of Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health to Vice President, Group Publisher of the AMI Women’s Active Lifestyle Group. In her new position, Elliott will oversee the Shape, Fit Pregnancy and Natural Health brands.

“Kristen’s performance and work ethic since she has been with AMI merited this promotion,” said David Pecker, CEO and President of AMI. “As publisher of Fit Pregnancy, she never once missed her budget and succeeded in making the brand a must buy for advertisers in the parenting category. She has worked closely with the Shape staff in the past on integrated programs and thoroughly understands the health & fitness marketplace.”

Elliott will also assume the role of Publisher of Shape, which will be vacated by Brian Gruseke in April, as we noted this morning.

The Personal Stories Editors Want to Publish

After talking with at least 60 editors for our four-part series on pitching personal essays, we’ve learned a lot about what they expect in a publishable story.

Paula Derrow from Self wants fresh and relatable while Whole Life Times’ Abigail Lewis puts extra emphasis on humor and a tie into their L.A. home. And for Shape, editor A.J. Hanley says it’s all about tone, tone, tone.

Our latest installment adds 15 more magazines that are gunning for a first-person narrative. Find out what these editors and others crave in the pitch in Personal Essay Markets, Part  III. [sub req'd]

The Personal Stories Editors Want to Publish

After talking with at least 60 editors for our four-part series on pitching personal essays, we’ve learned a lot about what they expect in a publishable story.

Paula Derrow from Self wants fresh and relatable while Whole Life Times’ Abigail Lewis puts extra emphasis on humor and a tie into their L.A. home. And for Shape, editor A.J. Hanley says it’s all about tone, tone, tone.

Our latest installment adds 15 more magazines that are gunning for a first-person narrative. Find out what these editors and others crave in the pitch in Personal Essay Markets, Part  III. [sub req'd]

Moves at Self

Nicole Catanese has been named Fitness Director for Self. She succeeds Meaghan Murphy, who was promoted to Deputy Editor at the magazine. Catanese, who has been with Self since 2008, was most recently Senior Beauty Features Editor.

I have always believed that beauty and fitness are connected, and Self drives home that message in every issue,” said Catanese. “I can’t wait to start my new assignment.”

Self Promotes

Self magazine has promoted Anita Maiella from Advertising Director to Associate Publisher, Advertising. Maiella came to Self from Vogue, where she was American Fashion Director and Beauty Director.

Laura McEwen, Vice President and Publisher of Self, said that Maiella is well suited for the new position. ”Anita has demonstrated that she has what it takes to move our business forward,” explained Maiella. “Her creativity, focus and drive, combined with her enthusiasm for her work and her ability to deliver results made it the right decision for me to make.”

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. WNYC Host, Producer Jad Abumrad Named a Genius, September 20
  2. The New York Times Has Smart Commentators, CNN Doesn’t, September 21
  3. Brides EIC Out After 25 Years, September 16
  4. Self Names New Managing Editor, September 21
  5. Conde´ Nast Continues Changes, September 16
  6. Food Network Magazine Toasts Bobby Flay, September 20
  7. The Onion is Leaving New York, September 22
  8. Bill Keller Tackles Obama in First Op-Ed, September 19
  9. Veteran Anchor Mike Schneider to Helm NJTV Nightly Newscast, September 19
  10. Former WNYW/Channel 5 Reporter Andrea Day ‘Excited’ to Take Career in ‘Different Direction,’ September 21

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Self Names New Managing Editor

Erin Hobday has been promoted from Features and Projects Director to Managing Editor at Self. Hobday, who has been at the magazine since 2007, replaces Kate Lewis. Lewis is now the Senior Executive Director of Human Resources at Condé Nast.

Lucy Danziger, Editor-in-Chief of Self, said Hobday was a natural choice to take over for Lewis. “I’m thrilled to promote Erin to this key role at a time when Self is moving full steam ahead on every platform and reaching a total audience of more than 12 million,” said Danziger. “Her skills, talent and dedication are vital to Self’s content and to our many exciting editorial projects. I look forward to many years ahead with Erin helping to navigate and facilitate the growth of the Self brand at this dynamic time in our business.”

The moves are effective immediately.

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