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‘PRWeek’ Seeking to Fill Vacant Reporter, Editor Positions

As we’ve reported previously, PRWeek’s corporate reporter Kimberly Maul and executive editor Erica Iacono have announced their departures from the magazine. PRNewser has obtained the internal job postings for the reporter and senior editor, available after the jump.

PRWeek tweeted the corporate reporter opening earlier today. And, as we noted in our update to the Iacono story, EIC Steve Barrett said that we would soon see ads for the editor position.

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Erica Iacono Leaving ‘PRWeek’ for Ketchum

Update: PRNewser had a brief conversation with PRWeek EIC Steve Barrett, who had no further comment besides the one submitted via e-mail by Haymarket MD Lisa Kirk. In addition, he said we’ll “soon see adverts” to fill the position. A quick scan of the Mediabistro job board didn’t turn up any postings as yet.

Exclusive: PRWeek executive editor Erica Iacono is leaving the publication and heading to Ketchum to fill the newly-created position of account supervisor, senior new business specialist. Her final day with the magazine is November 12 and she will join the firm later that month. Iacono has been with PRWeek since 2004.

For Ketchum, Iacono tells PRNewser she will work on new business and handle content creation for clients in the corporate practice.

On Friday, we reported on the departure of Kimberly Maul, PRWeek‘s corporate reporter. In June, PRNewser spoke with Julia Hood, who announced she would be leaving the publication to become president of the Arthur W. Page Society. Hood had served as editor-in-chief of the magazine from 2002 to 2008 and was publishing director of both PRWeek and DMNews when she left.

Steve Barrett joined PRWeek in March as editor-in-chief, a position that was open for nearly a year after the departure of the previous EIC, Keith O’Brien.

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PRWeek Names Steve Barrett Editor-in-Chief

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After almost a year without an editor-in-chief, PRWeek has named Steve Barrett as its new editorial leader.

Barrett previously served as editor-in-chief of fellow Haymarket Media owned publication Media Week in the UK.

“Steve presents the perfect combination of extensive editorial leadership experience, deep marketing knowledge and insight, and a keen interest in developing editorial brands across all channels,” said PRWeek publishing director Julia Hood in a statement.

We’ve heard that PRWeek executive editor Erica Iacono was also in the running for the position. PRWeek‘s previous editor-in-chief Keith O’Brien left the publication last April to join social media focused agency Attention.

PRWeek Senior Reporter Tonya Garcia Leaving Publication

Exclusive: PRNewser has learned that PRWeek Senior Reporter Tonya Garcia is leaving the publication. There is currently a PRWeek listing for a Senior Reporter on the PRNewser job board. Reached for comment, PRWeek Executive Editor Erica Iacono confirmed to PRNewser that the listing “is a replacement position.” Garcia could not be immediately reached for comment.

PRWeek has been without an editor-in-chief since Keith O’Brien left to join social media agency Attention in April. Reporter Frank Washkuch recently left to join sister Haymarket Media publication DMNews as News Editor.

UPDATE: Garcia tells PRNewser, “I’ll be a senior account exec with MS&L starting on October 19.”