Human Resources

Ousted Billboard CEO John Amato Being Probed for Sexual Misconduct
July 16, 2018 at 11:17 am

The CEO of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter was pushed out earlier this week after a private internal investigation raised concerns about evidence of sexual harassment and other wrongdoing, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the outcome of the internal investigation. The probe…

David Carey Stepping Down As President Of Hearst Magazines
June 25, 2018 at 12:32 pm

David Carey, the president of Hearst Magazines since 2010 and the architect of some of the most successful magazine launches at that company in recent decades, is stepping down at the end of the year, according to the company. Carey will serve next year as a fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, a program…

Washington Post Staffers Ask Richest Man in the World to Pay Them Fairly
June 18, 2018 at 10:30 am

On Thursday, about 400 staffers at the Washington Post signed an open letter to their newspaper’s owner, Jeff Bezos, politely suggesting that he’s being a cheapskate in their union’s ongoing contract negotiations. From the letter: We, the undersigned, have been extremely grateful that you stepped in to purchase the Post at a time when the traditional media model was collapsing, and…

“If You Don’t Have Gender Equality in Your Newsroom, it’s Like Running on One Leg. And in the Current Climate, the Male Leg is Limping”
June 8, 2018 at 9:00 am

The lack of women in leadership in the journalism industry is not an unfamiliar topic. But what are news organizations actually doing about it? And how can other news organizations take on the gender diversity gap, too? The second annual Women in News summit, hosted in Portugal by WAN-IFRA this week, highlighted depressing (but motivating?) statistics on women’s presence in the media world and…

Meredith Lay Offs Will Total 1800
March 23, 2018 at 11:39 am

There was a definite cold front moving into the New York area on Wednesday — straight outta Des Moines. Some employees of Meredith — who normally work in the publisher’s Manhattan offices but were toiling at home during a nor’easter that dumped 12 inches of snow on the metro area — were forced in the…

Meredith Corp. To Lay Off 200 To 300 Employees, Mostly From Former Time Inc.
March 21, 2018 at 9:05 am

Meredith Corp., which acquired Time Inc. in January for $1.85 billion, reportedly will lay off 200 to 300 staffers this coming week. The Wall Street Journal reports that the nation’s largest magazine publisher will make the cuts primarily in New York and former Time Inc. employees will be the ones to go. By getting rid of what…

Press Release: SourceMedia Names Gemma Postlethwaite as Chief Executive Officer
March 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

NEW YORK (March 19, 2018) – SourceMedia a digital business information and media company serving senior decision-makers in finance, technology and healthcare today announced the appointment of Gemma Postlethwaite as its Chief Executive Officer effective April 9, 2018. She succeeds Douglas Manoni, the company’s CEO since 2010, who announced he would step down in early 2018. Postlethwaite…

Jay Penske is the Media Tycoon Du Jour
March 7, 2018 at 9:43 am

It’s a familiar zombie story by now: struggling dead-tree publication gets sold to private-equity player or gray corporate entity known to manage for costs. Layoffs and cuts ensue as “efficiencies” are “realized.” The product lives on in revenant form, shambling into the digital future—but no one doubts its real life is firmly in the past.…

The Atlantic Plans a Hiring Spree
February 23, 2018 at 1:53 pm

A media company is expanding its newsroom. You read that right. The Atlantic plans to add as many as 100 employees to its staff over the next 12 months, its president, Bob Cohn, told employees during a staff meeting on Wednesday. The hirings will represent a 30 percent increase in personnel at the publication, with…

Vox Media Laying Off Around 50 Staffers
February 23, 2018 at 1:51 pm

In a memo to staff Wednesday morning, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff announced plans to lay off around 50 employees, with the Racked, Curbed, SB Nation, and Video Services teams "bearing the biggest impact." Additionally, he said that around 12 other employees will be offered "role changes." The cuts amount to around 5 percent of Vox Media's staff.