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Revolving Door: TechCrunch, ‘Spin,’ BuzzFeed, and More

News just broke about an hour ago ago that TechCrunch editor Erick Schonfeld is leaving the company and Eric Eldon is moving up the masthead. Schonfeld took the editor position in September during that period of upheaval that saw Michael Arrington’s departure from the site. According to a post on TechCrunch, the site will now place a renewed “focus on the basics” with a continued search for writers in Silicon Valley and other key cities. Business Insider notes the many changes at TechCrunch in recent months.

Spin magazine has unveiled a sneak peek of its rebrand. The magazine has undergone a redesign and the Spin.com website is now the content’s hub. More here.

BuzzFeed has hired author and Rolling Stone contributing editor Michael Hastings to cover President Obama’s re-election campaign. BuzzFeed hired Politico’s Ben Smith in December and promised a number of new hires in the coming months. The announcement here.

Pinterest is directing major traffic to sites like marthastewartweddings.com and Country Living. [via Mashable]

Du Jour magazine is launching to target those with a net worth of $5 million, in case you’re targeting that demographic. [via FishbowlNY]

Click through for more changes in the media world.

Matthew Phenix has been named brand editor at Reminisce. He had been editor-in-chief at Caribbean Travel + Life. (mb)

Nick Schifrin has been named London correspondent at ABC News. He had been Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent there. (TVNewser)

Jenny Comita has been named deputy editor at Martha Stewart Living. She had been senior articles editor at W. (release)

Elina Shatkin has been named senior editor at Los Angeles. She had been food writer at LA Weekly. (FishbowlLA)

Zach Seward has been named senior editor at Atlantic Media Company. He had been editor of outreach and social media at The Wall Street Journal. (FishbowlNY)

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