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Nina Hoffman Leaving NG Books

Nina Hoffman, president of National Geographic Books, will be stepping down at the end of the year, according to a memo obtained by Society Matters.

International SVP Declan Moore will “immediately begin the process of recruiting” a replacement. Meanwhile, the books division will look like this, Moore writes:

Barbara Brownell, VP and Editor in Chief, will report to me on editorial matters, and Carl Mehler will report into her.

Hector Sierra, Chief Operating Officer, will report to me, and Linda Howey (VP, Retail and Special Sales) and Ruth Chamblee (VP, Trade Marketing) will report to Hector. Jeff Reynolds will report to Ruth.

Heidi Vincent (VP, Direct Marketing) will report directly to me.

Children’s Book Publishing will continue to report to Melina Bellows, EVP of Children’s Publishing and Chief Creative Officer for Kids and Family, who continues to report to me.

No mention was made in the memo of where Hoffman’s headed.

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Nat Geo Publisher Retires, Promotions Ahoy

national geographic logoJohn Q. Griffin is retiring from his post as executive vice president of the National Geographic Society and president of publishing, the Society announced today. Replacing him is Declan Moore, a 15-year veteran of the National Geographic Society and who, since 2009, has been responsible for all National Geographic publishing issues that deal with non-English versions. In his new role, which is effective Dec. 15, he will be responsible for all editions of National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Kids and National Geographic Little Kids magazines, as well as National Geographic Book Publishing, in all languages, including English, the society said.

In addition, Claudia Malley has been promoted to executive vice president and worldwide publisher for National Geographic Global Media.

“These two executives are smart, quick and highly collaborative, and together will continue the forceful and deliberate transformation of our publishing business into the new media world to ensure that we continue to inspire people to care about our planet,” National Geographic Global Media president Tim Kelly said in the release.