Human Resources

Condé Nast, Its Luster Dimmed by Losses, Is Looking for a New Chief
November 28, 2018 at 10:23 am

Condé Nast, the once-flush publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and other magazines, is looking for a new business leader after years of losses. The company said on Tuesday that its chief executive, Robert A. Sauerberg Jr., would step down after his successor was found.…

WikiTribune is Handing the Keys More Completely to its Users (After Laying Off its Journalists)
October 29, 2018 at 11:29 am

We’ve written a few times about WikiTribune, the Jimmy Wales-founded for-profit news site that aims to merge the bottom-up authority structure of Wikipedia with the top-down authority structure of traditional journalism. Well, now it’s doubling down on the bottom-up part: laying off its staff of 13 paid journalists and handing the keys more completely…

Condé Nast Reorganizing Ad Sales Operation
October 24, 2018 at 10:25 am

Condé Nast’s sales team is undergoing another shake-up under Chief Revenue Officer Pam Drucker Mann. The publisher has reorganized its sales teams by category such as Culture and Lifestyle, according to a memo obtained by The Post. Under each category will be division heads, and their direct reports will be subcategorized by sales specialties such…

Refinery29 Lays Off 10% of Staff as 2018 Revenue Comes Up Short
October 24, 2018 at 10:22 am

Digital media company Refinery29, facing a 5% revenue shortfall for the year, is cutting 10% of its workforce, or about 40 employees. Company co-founders and co-CEOs Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano announced the cuts in an internal memo. “While our 2018 revenue will show continued year-over-year growth, we are projecting to come in approximately 5%…

San Francisco Magazine Losing Most of its Editorial Staff
October 15, 2018 at 8:00 am

Most of San Francisco magazine’s small editorial staff gave notice or quit their jobs this week. The monthly publication won a prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence this year. It is owned by Modern Luxury of Atlanta, which publishes more than 30 other city magazines including one in Silicon Valley. The company also publishes…

Hearst Cleans House, Forges Ahead With Bold Digital Moves
October 12, 2018 at 10:53 am

Hearst has tapped one of its digital stars to be the new leader of Cosmopolitan and is making a number of other changes as Troy Young settles into his new leadership role. Jessica Pels has been named the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, succeeding Michele Promaulayko, who took up the role in 2016 and is exiting Hearst. Pels had been rumored…

Press Release: Farm Journal Announces New Divisions and Key Promotions to Better Facilitate Market Access and Accelerate Growth
October 10, 2018 at 10:26 am

Lenexa, Kan. (Oct. 8, 2018)—Farm Journal Media announced the creation of new divisions, key executive promotions, new hires and organizational changes designed to help the company better serve evolving market needs and aggressively drive further growth. “Core and exciting to this set of changes is standing up two new directly related business divisions,” stated Andy…

Hearst Magazines Poised for Print Changes Under Troy Young
October 5, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Like every other magazine publisher, Hearst is going through a period of significant change, and now it has a new pair of digitally focused leaders to push it forward. Troy Young, who in July succeeded longtime Hearst Magazine president David Carey, is said by industry sources to be on a mission of…

Special Report: Tactics for Creating A More Agile Digital Tech Buying Strategy
October 2, 2018 at 5:52 pm

In 2017 Publishing Executive produced the “Special Report on Technology Adoption Strategies in Publishing” to better understand what publishers’ objectives and obstacles are when investing in new technologies. In the report, media executives indicated that “lack of time and resources to evaluate new technologies” is the biggest obstacle in their quest to adopt new technology.