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Revolving Door

Elle Names Design Director

elle magazine logo GElle has named Evan Campisi its design director. Campisi joins the magazine from Nylon, where he served in the same role since 2012. He previously served as Entertainment Weekly’s associate art director.

“Evan’s talent will continue our tradition of creative innovation, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to Elle,” said Robbie Myers, the glossy’s editor, in a statement.

Campisi is filling the role vacated by Paul Ritter, who left Elle last year to join Glamour.

Campisi begins his new role July 23 and will report to Alex Gonzalez, Elle’s creative director.

AP Finds Its Next East Coast Lifestyles & Entertainment Editor

Acoca AppointmentShelley Acoca (pictured), most recently an editor for Fox News Magazine, has a killer new job. Starting in August, she will be AP’s east coast lifestyles & entertainment editor.

Acoca, whose career has also encompassed Newsday and the Miami Herald, will be based in New York City. From today’s announcement:

“Shelley is a highly creative, top-notch editor who has worked with award-winning writers,” said Nekesa Moody, AP global entertainment & lifestyles editor. “Shelley is the right person to help lead our team as it continues to excel in breaking news and features, and also inspire new journalism paths.”

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Reuters Makes Appointments, Wired Adds to Management Team

A few Revolving Door items to note today, involving Reuters and Wired. Details are below.

  • At Reuters, Georgina Prodhan has been named chief correspondent, company news, Germany. Prodhan will move to the Frankfurt bureau — where she started her Reuters career as a reporter covering tech companies — in September.
  • In other Reuters news, Liana Baker is joining the company’s New York mergers and acquisitions team. Baker has been with Reuters since 2010. She most recently covered the cable and media industry.
  • Wired has named Melanie Altarescu head of strategic initiatives, a new role at the magazine. She comes to Wired from The New Yorker, where she has been executive director, integrated marketing since 2012.

Carol Loomis to Retire from Fortune

loomisCarol Loomis, the legendary business journalist who has worked for Fortune for more than 60 years, has decided to call it quits. Loomis, who has most recently served as an editor-at-large, will (of course) continue to sporadically contribute content to the magazine.

“I have had the privilege of working with Carol for nearly 30 years,” wrote Fortune’s managing editor, Andy Serwer. “Her contributions to Fortune, to journalism, and to business are immense and incalculable. Her retiring from Fortune is the end of an era for all of us.”

“When people ask you why I am retiring and ‘age 85′ does not satisfy them, please suggest that they have the wrong question,” Loomis said, in a note to staffers. “The right one is, ‘Why did Carol work so long?’” She then quoted a paragraph from her 2005 memoir to answer the latter question:

To have had an absorbing, worthwhile job, carried out in the company of talented, likable people bent on creating the best product possible, in a collegial environment that many a person who has come from another journalistic organization finds amazing—all that is not the average working experience. And that’s why I’m still here. This is a hard place to leave.

 

Deirdre Bigley Named Bloomberg LP Global Chief Marketing Officer

bloomberg media logoDeirdre Bigley has been named Bloomberg LP’s global chief marketing officer. Bigley has been with Bloomberg since 2009, when she joined as head of global marketing communications. Prior to joining Bloomberg, she worked for IBM for 13 years.

Bigley is succeeding Maureen McGuire, who will continue working part-time at Bloomberg. ““Maureen and I created Bloomberg’s corporate marketing business from the ground up, and I’m thrilled to build on that success,” said Bigley, in a statement.

Bigley will report to Bloomberg’s CEO and president, Dan Doctoroff.

Harry McCracken Joins Fast Company

Harry McCracken has found his new home: Fast Company. According to McCracken, he’s joining the magazine July 21 as its new technology editor. McCracken left his role as editor-at-large for Time in May.

Here’s McCracken on why he chose Fast Company:

The publication is committed to excellence in print and online, a fact which its peers in the American Society of Magazine Editors recently celebrated by naming it as Magazine of the Year. Just as important, it’s produced by people who are scrappy, curious, and willing to experiment, traits which are reflected in the fact that much of the brand’s web presence consists of excellent specialized sites such as Co.Design. It’s going to be a fun, challenging place to be.

McCracken said he will continue to update Technologizer — the site he founded — every once in awhile and will continue to curate its Flipboard magazine.

Fortune Makes Editorial Changes

XtTZlC8VFortune has named Clifton Leaf its new deputy managing editor and Brian O’Keefe its new international editor.

Leaf returned to Fortune late last year as assistant managing editor. He had previously served as guest editor for The New York Times op-ed page and Sunday Review section. O’Keefe, a 14-year veteran of Fortune, most recently served as its assistant managing editor.

The changes were designed to help Fortune cope with the departure of Stephanie Mehta, who resigned from the magazine in order to take some time off. “Stephanie had many responsibilities at Fortune, so many in fact I think it’s best no single person take on all of her work,” wrote Fortune’s managing editor, Andy Serwer, in a memo.

You can read Serwer’s full note below.

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NY Times Names Cara Buckley New Carpetbagger

The New York Times has named Cara Buckley as its new Carpetbagger blogger. As the Carpetbagger, Buckley will be tasked with covering the endless Hollywood award shows. Prior to covering culture for the Times, Buckley served as a reporter for its metro desk for seven years.

“As a new addition to the department, Cara has already made many of her inimitable talents known, expertly interviewing several of this year’s nominees while doggedly covering the scuttlebutt of the 2014 race,” wrote the Times’ culture editor, Danielle Mattoon, wrote in a memo.

Buckley is succeeding Melena Ryzik, who will now focus on general news and features.

Hank Gilman Joins Reuters

Thomson ReutersHank Gilman, a veteran of Fortune for 16 years, is joining Reuters’ top news team. Gilman most recently served as a contributing editor for Inc. He previously served as deputy editor for Fortune and business editor for Newsweek.

“He [Gilman] will specialize on some of our biggest initiative stories — working in particular with new companies editor Eric Effron and finance editor Paritosh Bansal to take our corporate coverage to new levels,” wrote Reuters’ top news editor, Martin Howell, in a memo.

Gilman will join Reuters in September.

Correction (6/27, 12:15 pm):
An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Gilman left Fortune to join Reuters. Gilman left Fortune in 2012.

Founding Editor of WSJ Metro Section Cut

WSJ-twitter-logoJohn Seeley, the founding editor of The Wall Street Journal’s Greater New York section, has been cut by the paper. Seeley had been with the Journal since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, he served as deputy managing editor of The New York Sun.

A Journal spokesperson told Capital New York that the paper has been ”evaluating many areas of the newsroom.”

Seeley, in a memo to staffers, had a different way of describing his ouster:

Tonight I’m the bearer of bad news: The corporate belt-tighteners have decided that it would be best for the company if I were squeezed out. The worst part for me is that I will no longer be able to work to continue the section’s exciting maturation. The best part is that I got to teach my kid a new word — downsizing.

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