Human Resources

Publishers, How Is Your Morale These Days?
December 12, 2016 at 10:29 am

In October, Campaign US released its annual advertising industry survey, which indicated that ad industry morale had dropped 36% from 2015. I was stunned by that revelation. Of all the parts of the media industry, it is the ad agencies that are doing by far the best in terms of revenue. The report went on…

BoSacks Speaks Out: On David Carey's 'Rule-Breaking' Keynote at The Folio: C Summit
November 3, 2016 at 12:13 pm

I was at the Folio: show this week in New York City. I spoke at the conference and was spoken to by many a strong, free-thinking, radical member of a still evolving, re-energized publishing community. It was, as usual, a thought provoking event, and I was delighted to attend. Before I continue I want to…

Raju Narisetti Named CEO of What Was Gawker Media
September 22, 2016 at 10:46 am

Narisetti is effectively taking over for Nick Denton, who founded Gawker Media and ran it for over a decade. Narisetti is currently the senior vice president of strategy at News Corp, the Murdoch family's print and digital media company. He brings both journalistic expertise and digital media understanding to the job. He will move to…

Time Inc. to Cut Dozens of Staffers
August 22, 2016 at 2:46 pm

The Great Summer Of Change continues at Time Inc. According to Politico, “a few dozen” staffers are getting cut by tomorrow, in yet another attempt to right the ship. The latest round of cuts—that come just weeks after Time Inc. cut 110 staffers—will come from across all of Time Inc.’s brands.

How to Train Your Staff to Use Data
August 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm

Publishers have a wide variety of data at their fingertips through their e-newsletters, digital subscriptions, social media, websites, and more, but many media companies fail to implement this data in a meaningful way. Executives who spoke at Publishing Executive Live: Data, Insight & Revenue Summit agreed that getting editors, salespeople, and even marketers to embrace…

'You're Fired!': Familiar Refrain At Conde Nast, Time Inc. Too?
August 1, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Nervous about their place in a world of massive media transformations, magazine publishers keep changing the lineup of editorial team players — a trend certainly evident last week, which saw personnel shifts at both Time Inc.’s InStyle and Condé Nast’s Glamour. InStyle’s editorial director Ariel Foxman said his resignation — effective in August, after he puts to…

How Can the Publishing Industry Compete to Attract the Brightest Young Talent?
July 13, 2016 at 1:24 pm

I’m not a recruiter; I’ve never been a recruiter. I’ve hired a lot of people over the years and when I look back I can honestly say that I’m not great at it and I’m the first to admit it. I’ve completed courses and read books, often with contradicting advice. I’ve followed the steps and…

How Top Media Companies Are Making Data a Part of Their Culture
May 31, 2016 at 12:20 pm

In today’s digital media landscape, publishers are collecting mounds of data on a daily basis, gleaning insights about how consumers interact with content through social media, newsletters, websites, and apps. But what do publishers actually do with all this data? How do the people within publishers’ organizations access this data and put it into action?…

Digital Media Layoffs Continue, This Time at VICE News
May 25, 2016 at 9:45 am

This afternoon brought additional fodder for predictions of a tremulous bubble in digital media: VICE News, the edgy outlet that's expanded to become a global presence, announced it's axing 15 jobs in New York and Los Angeles. Harriet Salem, a foreign correspondent at VICE News, indicated that the layoffs don't stop at the U.S. border,…

Harris Publications Folds, Lays Off 85 Staffers
April 29, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Harris Publications, home of dozens of enthusiast-focused magazine titles including Celebrity Hairstyles, Dog Newsand Fresh Quilts, has announced to employees that it is shutting down immediately. Founded in 1977, the New York-based company cited the "rapid ascendance of digital media, changing consumer content preferences, magazine wholesaler struggles and consolidation in the supply chain" for the decision.…