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Revolving Door Newsletter: 07.10.12

USA Today Gets New EIC; Daily Beast Does Fashion

July 10, 2012
Jason Kilar will not be CEO of Yahoo. "He has graciously declined to be considered," according to a Hulu spokesperson. Ross Levinsohn, Yahoo's interim CEO who desperately wants the full title, is now the obvious (and only) choice. Congrats? As for Kilar, he's almost certainly leaving Hulu, and the New York Post hears he could be headed for Facebook. The working theory is that the social network hopes to increase consumption of professionally created content such as television shows and movies. Kilar, obviously, would be a good man to handle that side of the business, given his experience at Hulu and his working knowledge of how complex all those deals really are...

USA Today hires David Callaway as editor-in-chief. He had been the top dog at Marketwatch since 2003. The man who hired Callaway? That would be new president and publisher of USA Today, Larry Kramer, also known as the dude who founded Marketwatch. We see what's going on there... Buzzmedia buys Spin, leaving some to wonder if the print product will remain around for much longer... Road & Track hires two new staffers, tapping Sam Smith and John Krewson as executive editor and senior editor, respectively... The Daily Beast is launching a fashion vertical headed by Isabel Wilkinson and Robin Givhan... Justin Snow takes a position as political writer at Metro Weekly, moving over from Baltimore where he was a contributing writer...

Laura Lancaster gets the boot at NBC. She had been executive vice president of drama programming for the past six years and gave the green light to disasters including Prime Suspect and the Playboy Club. The timing comes as a bit of a surprise, considering she was front and center during the Peacock's recent upfront presentations... Showtime promotes Susan Frank and Emily Gould to co-vice presidents of marketing and advertising... Lisa Gersh gets a bump from president and COO to CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia...

BaristaNet founder Debbie Grant is leaving to join the faculty at Montclair State University. The focus of the hyperlocal site won't change, however. "We have such a mix of voices, I don't think there's going to be a dramatic change," co-owner Liz George tells Poynter. "We have a sensibility that we've worked on for eight years, throughout the site."... LinkedIn is hiring in hopes of unlocking the data it gathers from users... And there are changes at Maxim, Hearst Magazines and more...

July 10, 2012: Kim Kelleher has been named president at Say Media. She had been worldwide publisher at Time. (FishbowlNY)

July 10, 2012: Emmanuel Marcovitch has been named deputy managing director at AFP. He had been public auditor at Cour des Comptes. (release)

July 10, 2012: Adam Kustin has been named president at Shelton Group. He had been vice president there. (release)

July 10, 2012: Stephen Reynolds has been named public relations director at Buffalo Communications. He had been senior manager there. (release)

July 10, 2012: Janeen Driscoll has been named public relations director at Buffalo Communications. She had been senior manager there. (release)

July 10, 2012: Mark Gompertz has been named creative director, content extensions, at Hearst Magazines. He had been a consultant, project manager and executive producer of enhanced eBooks. (release)

July 10, 2012: Lisa Gersh has been named CEO at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. She had been president and COO there. (release)

July 10, 2012: David Callaway has been named editor-in-chief at USA Today. He had been editor at MarketWatch. (FishbowlNY)

July 9, 2012: Justin Snow has been named political writer at Metro Weekly. He had been contributing writer at Baltimore. (mb)

July 9, 2012: Emily Gould has been named co-vice president of program marketing and advertising at Showtime. She had been senior director, program marketing and advertising, there. (FishbowlLA)

July 9, 2012: Susan Frank has been named co-vice president of program marketing and advertising at Showtime. She had been senior director, program marketing and advertising, there. (FishbowlLA)

July 9, 2012: John Krewson has been named senior editor at Road & Track. He had been sports editor at The Onion. (FishbowlNY)

July 9, 2012: Sam Smith has been named executive editor at Road & Track. He had been freelance writer. (FishbowlNY)

July 9, 2012: Jess Kapadia has been named associate editor at She had been assistant editor there. (mb)

July 9, 2012: Jim Firestone has been named senior vice president, chief strategy officer, at T3. He had been vice president, experience and insights, at GSD&M. (release)

July 9, 2012: Sharon Borawski has been named fashion and accessories sales manager at Maxim. She had been communications director at Corporate Consulting Services. (mb)

July 6, 2012: Miranda Agee has been named senior associate editor at New York Cottages & Gardens. She had been freelance writer. (mb)

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