Kit Rachlis will be a 2009-10 senior fellow of the USC Annenberg School for Communication’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. (JobsPage)

Melissa Hanna has been named executive editor of the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald. (JobsPage) This is a promotion from her position there as News Director.

Alan Nichols becomes Spin CEO, taking over from Nion McEvoy. (Minonline) He was previously CFO of the McEvoy-run Chronicle Publishing Group.

Warren Watson has been named executive director of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). Previously, Watson was director of J-Ideas, a non-profit for high school journalists. (Folio)

Progressive Media Group chose Bob Scott to be the executive editor of the Progressive Accountant and its portfolio of digital products. (Folio)