Veteran TV Exec Rich Battista Poised to Become People Magazine President

Time Inc., the nation's largest magazine publisher, is close to naming former TV executive Rich Battista to lead the company's largest brand, People magazine, as well as its sibling publication Entertainment Weekly, according to two people familiar with the matter.The position -- president of People and Entertainment Weekly -- is new to Time Inc. and critical to the company's future. People represents nearly 20% of Time Inc.'s revenue, according to the company's SEC filings. But print advertising -- where the magazine gets most of its revenue -- has declined as marketers shift budgets toward digital from print.Mr. Battista spent nearly 20 years with Fox and its then-parent company News Corp., climbing to president of National Cable Networks, which included national sports and entertainment channels like Fox Soccer Channel, FX and National Geographic Channel. He left News Corp. in 2010 and most recently served as CEO of Mandalay Sports Media. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2015-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Magazine Veteran Sally Preston Named North America President at Orion Capital

Longtime magazine publishing executive Sally Preston has been named North America president of Orion Capital, effective Sept. 3.She succeeds Tony Harridine, who has moved back to Australia, the company said.Ms. Preston was most recently VP-publisher at Time Inc.'s Real Simple magazine, and... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2014-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Meredith Taps ‘Access Hollywood’ EP for ‘People’ TV Series | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_180858" align="alignright" width="150"] Rob Silverstein[/caption] Meredith Corp. is planning to launch a syndicated daily TV show based on the People brand, the company said Tuesday, bringing on longtime "Access Hollywood" showrunner Rob Silverstein as executive... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-05-20 20:57:57 UTC ]
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Longtime Glamour Editor Joins People Magazine | People on the Move

People editor-in-chief Dan Wakeford announced his first hire and several promotions since taking on his new role in March. [caption id="attachment_160467" align="alignright" width="150"] Wendy Naugle[/caption] Wendy Naugle was brought on as the new deputy editor for the magazine. She joins... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-06-20 16:36:32 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines Names Acting President Following Troy Young’s Resignation

Hearst Magazines named an interim president a day before what would've been Troy Young's second anniversary in the role. Executive vice president and chief financial officer Debi Chirichella will serve in the interim position. Young resigned late Thursday after he and the company spent the week... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-07-24 20:14:14 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines President Troy Young Resigns After NYT Report

[caption id="attachment_103859" align="alignright" width="192"] Troy Young[/caption] Hearst has parted ways with the president of its magazines division, Troy Young, the company said Thursday, a day after a report in The New York Times described multiple complaints of "bullying or harassing... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-07-24 13:00:11 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines President Resigns After Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior

Troy Young, president of Hearst Magazines, resigned today after a damning New York Times profile detailed inappropriate workplace behavior. Young reportedly made rude, sexually offensive jokes and fostered what employees described as a toxic culture among Hearst Magazines' brands, including... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-07-24 00:32:53 UTC ]
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Sally Rooney's Normal People tops UK book charts as readers fall for TV version

Costa award-winning love story of Connell and Marianne takes top slot from David Walliams’ bestselling children’s book SlimeSally Rooney’s Normal People has flown to the top of the UK’s book charts more than two years after it was published, thanks to the release of the TV adaptation starring... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-13 15:44:19 UTC ]
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G/O Media Promotes Deadspin EIC Jim Rich to Editorial Director | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_180020" align="alignright" width="150"] Jim Rich[/caption] G/O Media announced Wednesday that Deadspin editor-in-chief Jim Rich has been promoted to editorial director across the company's entire portfolio, which also includes sites like The A.V. Club, Gizmodo, Kotaku,... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-22 19:47:03 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines President Troy Young on Publishing During a Pandemic: “We Have to Be More Innovative Than Ever.”

In this fifth installment of publishing during a pandemic, I reached out to Troy Young, president of Hearst Magazines, to see how Hearst was managing during this tragic and uncertain time. As we continue to see the gloom and doom in the news media, and very rare mention of anything uplifting or... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2020-04-09 13:46:46 UTC ]
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Meredith Taps GE Exec for CFO Role | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_177771" align="alignright" width="150"] Jason Frierott[/caption] Meredith Corp. announced Thursday that it has hired Jason Frierott as its new VP and CFO, succeeding Joe Ceryanec, who had previously announced plans to retire in early 2020 after 12 years in the... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-02-27 20:00:04 UTC ]
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People Magazine’s Newest Engagement Play Is Texting Readers Directly

You up? It's People. Starting Sunday, People magazine says it will be offering free, exclusive Oscars red carpet and backstage content to users who text 212-479-1704 and sign up by providing their name and phone number. The project is part of a partnership with Community, a messaging platform... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-02-04 19:22:48 UTC ]
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Hearst Hires Former Snapchat, Warner Exec for Top Sales Role | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_175627" align="alignright" width="150"] Kristen O'Hara[/caption] Hearst Magazines has named Kristen O’Hara senior vice president and chief business officer, a new position created as part of a succession plan for longtime president, marketing and publishing director,... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-12-19 19:09:52 UTC ]
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Meredith’s Magazine Division Reveals New Leadership Structure | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_162357" align="alignright" width="150"] Catherine Levene[/caption] On Monday, Meredith Corp. announced a series of expanded leadership roles within its national media division. The president of Meredith Digital, Catherine Levene, who succeeded Stan Pavolvsky in that... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-11-21 17:20:43 UTC ]
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Hearst Hires a VP of Talent, Meredith Staffs Up Health Magazine | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_174829" align="alignright" width="150"] Rachel Kay[/caption] On Wednesday, Hearst announced the hiring of Rachel Kay as vice president of talent, a newly created role that will advance talent recruiting programs across the company. Reporting directly to Hearst COO Mark... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-11-07 21:17:21 UTC ]
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NYT Names New T Magazine Publisher | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_171881" align="alignright" width="150"] Adam Hargis[/caption] The New York Times announced last week that Adam Hargis is taking over as publisher of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Hargis has spent the last five years the Times, most recently as an associate... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-10-03 20:16:27 UTC ]
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This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks

Recalling my 25 years covering the magazine industry’s tortured migration to digital, TV envy first became evident in the early 2000s. Whatever online scale many print brands achieved in their early efforts were quickly overshadowed by the sheer on-air promotional heft of cable brands like... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-08-28 17:56:47 UTC ]
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Hearst Promotes Three Execs, Begins Search for Chief Business Officer | People on the Move

Hearst Magazines announced new roles for three executives within its corporate sales and marketing structure, the first stages of a succession plan following last month's departure of Michael Clinton, who retired and transitioned to an advisory role after spending the last nine years as Hearst... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-08-15 20:06:35 UTC ]
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Former Bloomberg CRO Keith Grossman Tapped as Time President | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_81710" align="alignright" width="150"] Keith Grossman[/caption] Time appointed Keith Grossman as its new president in an effort to build out its leadership team, following the sale of the magazine to Marc and Lynne Benioff from Meredith Corp. last September.  Starting... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-07-18 16:48:42 UTC ]
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ALM Taps New CTO as Veteran SCOTUS Reporter Retires | People on the Move

[caption id="attachment_161551" align="alignright" width="150"] Jimi Li[/caption] ALM Media, the New York-based B2B media and intelligence firm serving the legal and financial services industries, announced the addition of Jimi Li to its executive ranks as chief technology officer. Li arrives... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-07-02 16:04:59 UTC ]
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