Posts Categorized: Talent/Personnel

Vanity Fair Gets Techie

Kara Swisher, one of tech’s best known and most aggressive journalists, has been snapped up by Vanity Fair. Her technology-related features will appear amid the usual fashion spreads, true crime stories, and cultural commentaries. “I love Vanity Fair and think Graydon Carter is wonderful,” Swisher said. “It’s a great place to write bigger and longer… Read more »

Road & Track Cruises Over to Ann Arbor

Road & Track automotive magazine is moving to Ann Arbor. In addition to the move, Hearst announced Larry Webster as the new editor. Previously, as editor at Popular Mechanics, Webster oversaw  the development of automotive content across print, web, broadcast, and tablet platforms. With the move to Ann Arbor, the publication joins its sister automotive… Read more »

Condé Nast Launches New Marketing Services Division

Ideactive, a new marketing services division of Condé Nast, will offer custom-content creative in print, digital, video and mobile platforms; web design and development; social media marketing and community development; and app development and mobile marketing, among other services. Lou Cona, who is Condé’s Chief Marketing Officer, will oversee the new division, with Janine Silvera… Read more »

Source Promotes Missy Root to Director, Publisher Services

Source Interlink Distribution has promoted Missy Root to director, publisher services.  Source’s vice president of publisher services, Stephanie Laco, notified business partners yesterday in an email, which is excerpted below: I am pleased to announce the promotion of Missy Root to Director, Publisher Services.  For 2 ½ years Missy has led the Borders Group Inc…. Read more »

Circulation Expert Dan Capell is Dead at Age 64

The following announcement was prepared for the Publishing Industry by Dan Capell’s family. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of E. Daniel (Dan) Capell, age 64, who died peacefully at his home in Barnegat Light, NJ, on January 11, 2010, after a courageous, three-year battle with cancer.  Dan had been a… Read more »

President of BusinessWeek to Step Down

In the wake of BusinessWeek’s sale to Bloomberg, the magazine’s president, Keith Fox, has announced that he is stepping down.  He will remain with the McGraw-Hill companies in an as-yet unspecified role.  BusinessWeek Oct. 30, 2009

Borders Announces New Newsstand Merchandise Director

Mike Oprins, Border’s Vice President, Merchandising – Non-Book, announced the following personnel changes late last week.  The text of his Oct. 29th announcement appear in its entirety below. I wanted to let you know of two changes in the Merchandising Non-Book area. Bob Chunn, Merchandise Director, Bargain, will transfer into the Merchandise Director role overseeing… Read more »