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Revolving Door Newsletter: 12.02.11

Time For A New Head; Conde Pushing Publishers

December 2, 2011
Time Inc. finds a new head: Digitas CEO Laura Lang will take over the top spot in January. She has no publishing experience, but Time Warner liked her brass ability to market the brands. She also scored points for being much more level headed than her predecessor Jack Griffin, who was let go in part because of his repeated clashes with other top executives. AdAge reports that "She uses her iPad, iPhone, and Android and Blackberry smartphones regularly and interchangeably." Lang spent the last 12 years at Digitas...

Another big move in the executive ranks: Tom Glocer steps down as CEO of Thomson Reuters. James C. Smith, chief operating officer for all of two months, will take over the top spot. Glocer failed to engineer a recovery, a task that now falls to the 25-year veteran of Thomson... John Hillkirk steps down as editor-in-chief at USA Today. He will remain onboard as a senior editor for investigative journalism and national enterprise reporting. Executive editor Susan Weiss will oversee things while a committee searches for a new EIC. Folks in the comments section of the Gannett Blog list plenty of potential replacements. Meanwhile, Lee Horwich is also named deputy content editor... National Journal grabs Jill Lawrence as managing editor for politics. She had been at The Daily Beast and 

Details taps Kevin Martinez as publisher. He had been a consultant there since leaving Elle. Elsewhere at Conde Nast, Jason Wagenheim takes over the publishing post at Teen Vogue, ousting Sabine Feldmann... Sally Preston lands at Real Simple as publisher just one month after leaving her job as group publisher of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia... Gersh Kuntzman walks away from his editor-in-chief job at The Brooklyn Paper for a job at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism...

Arlo White takes over the play-by-play duties for NBC Sports' Major League Soccer and US National Team games. Elsewhere in the football world, Taylor Twellman and Alexi Lalas will handle the analyst gigs for soccer coverage at ESPN. (The best duo in the business, if you ask us.)... Terence Noonan replaces Lisa Morin as executive producer at Anderson... Rick Haskins scores a promotion at CW, moving up to executive vice president, marketing and digital programs... Bill Galvin moves to CNN International as SVP of business development and sports programming, leaving his job as senior vice president of HLN. Katherine Green replaces him, while Mike McCarthy moves into her SVP of programming at CNNI job... SB Nation adds Bomani Jones and Matt Ufford to its growing roster of talent... And there are changes at Bloomberg Television, Details and more...

December 2, 2011: Michele Steele has been named on-air talent at ESPN. She had been sports business reporter at Bloomberg Television. (TVNewser)

December 2, 2011: Denise Penny has been named senior editor at Brides. She had been senior editor at (FishbowlNY)

December 2, 2011: Lisa Harman Gooder has been named digital content director at Brides. She had been VP of community at CafeMom. (FishbowlNY)

December 2, 2011: Keija Minor has been named deputy editor at Brides. She had been editor-in-chief at Uptown. (FishbowlNY)

December 2, 2011: Cybele Grandjean has been named creative director at Brides. She had been design director at Real Simple. (FishbowlNY)

December 1, 2011: Sally Preston has been named publisher at Real Simple. She had been group publisher at Martha Stewart Living Optimedia. (FishbowlNY)

December 1, 2011: Gary Nelson has been named creative director at SapientNitro. He had been executive creative director at Organic. (mb)

December 1, 2011: Kevin Martinez has been named vice president and publisher at Details. He had been consultant there. (FishbowlNY)

December 1, 2011: Terence Noonan has been named co-executive producer at Anderson. He had been supervising producer at Dr. Oz. (TVNewser)

December 1, 2011: Chris Hall has been named VP of product management at RealAge. He had been VP of product at Eventful, Inc. (release)

December 1, 2011: Jennifer Willey has been named VP of sales and strategy at RealAge. She had been industry practice head of consumer packaged goods and health at AOL. (release)

November 30, 2011: Stephen Wallis has been named features editor at Architectural Digest. He had been a freelancer. (mb)

November 30, 2011: Jason Siegel has been named co-founder, partner and creative director at Bluetext. He had been partner, chief marketing officer and head of creative and digital services at Qorvis Communications. (mb)

November 30, 2011: Don Goldberg has been named co-founder and partner at Bluetext. He had been partner at Qorvis Communications. (mb)

November 30, 2011: Molly Dean has been named new media liaison at CBS Radio News. She had been co-editor at TVNewser. (mb)

November 30, 2011: Jennifer Johns has been named director of client services at The Visionaire Group. She had been manager of content sales at Thought Equity Motion. (mb)

November 30, 2011: Julie Gargan has been named executive creative director at The Visionaire Group. She had been creative director there. (mb)

November 30, 2011: Armando Llenado has been named executive creative director at The Visionaire Group. He had been creative director there. (mb)

November 30, 2011: Sarah Bott has been named vice president of sales at Zooppa. She had been regional advertising director for Northeast Asia at Time. (release)

November 30, 2011: Erin Flanagan has been named assistant account executive at SK+G. She had been account coordinator there. (release)

November 30, 2011: Katie Tannenberg has been named account management and account coordinator at SK+G. She had been direct marketing coordinator at American Casinos and Entertainment Properties. (release)

November 30, 2011: Alex Kisch has been named SVP, business affairs and business development, at VEVO. He had been VP, business affairs and business development, there. (release)

November 30, 2011: Jill Lawrence has been named managing editor, politics, at National Journal. She had been writer at The Daily Beast. (release)

November 30, 2011: Alex Koppelman has been named new online associate news editor at The New Yorker. He had been news editor at Adweek. (FishbowlNY)

November 30, 2011: Donovan Slack has been named senior reporter at Politico. She had been White House reporter at Boston Globe. (FishbowlDC)

November 30, 2011: Jason Wagenheim has been named publisher at Teen Vogue. He had been publisher at Glamour. (FishbowlNY)

November 30, 2011: Laura Lang has been named CEO at Time Inc. She had been CEO at Digitas. (FishbowlNY)

November 30, 2011: Joseph Tuckman has been named account director at Yahoo. He had been account director at Bon Appetit and Vanity Fair. (mb)

November 30, 2011: Bill Cronin has been named vice president of marketing at USA Today. He had been VP of merchant marketing at MasterCard Worldwide. (mb)

November 29, 2011: Mike Darling has been named senior editor at He had been senior associate editor there. (mb)

November 29, 2011: Lauren Carnali has been named associate director of business affairs at Trident Media Group. She had been contracts associate at Hachette Book Group. (mb)

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