Hearst Digital Media Chief may be Frontrunner for Top Job
Troy Young, the president of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, is being flagged by some insiders as the front-runner to succeed incumbent David Carey, who announced plans to step down at year end.
Carey’s other top lieutenants in the company that publishes Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping and Town & Country are Michael Clinton, the president of marketing, and Joanna Coles, the onetime Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief — now the company’s first-ever chief content officer. But for various reasons, neither is seen as contending for the job.
Clinton was passed over for the top job eight year ago, but turned into a trusted ally of Carey’s and was rewarded with a seat on the family-owned company’s board of directors.