There’s been no shortage of hiring news in the past week! Here’s a roundup of the latest news highlighting women’s roles in the evolving media landscape.

Nancy Gibbs

Nancy Gibbs

  • Nancy Gibbs is Time’s new Managing Editor, following Richard Stengel’s departure from the magazine to work for the U.S. State Department. Gibbs has been with the publication since the 1980s, most recently as its Deputy Managing Editor. Her promotion marks the first time a woman has held the Managing Editor role at the 90-year-old publication.
  • There have been three recent changes to the masthead at Marie Claire. Alexandra Brez is the new Managing Editor; she joins the magazine from Inc., where she held the same role. Senior Editor Julia Felsenthal has moved over from T: The New York Times Magazine, where she was Features Editor. And Wanyi Jiang has been promoted from Associate Art Director to Deputy Art Director.
  • Town & Country has announced two new hires. Jennifer Orr is on board as Executive Director/Integrated Marketing, after having worked with the magazine as a Marketing Consultant. Marisa Stubin is the new Executive Fashion Director/Advertising; she had been at Glamour as its American Fashion and Retail Director.
  • Molly O’Keefe has been promoted to Publisher of Rodale’s Runner’s World and Running Times. She had been serving as Associate Publisher of the two magazines plus Bicycling since 2008.
  • Joy Robins has been named Vice President, Advertising and Strategy, at Atlantic Media’s Quartz. She was previously Senior Director of Digital Ad Sales at NBCUniversal.
  • Yolanda Edwards has left Martha Stewart Living, where she was Executive Editor, to become the Creative Director for Condé Nast Traveler. Joyce Bautista Ferrari will also be joining the staff, in the newly created role of Editorial Director of Development and Operations. She moves over from Condé Nast’s Brides magazine, where she was Executive Managing Editor.
  • Katie Taplett is joining Atlantic Media’s recently launched digital publication Defense One as Associate Publisher. She was previously Publisher for Defense, Space & Security at Aviation Week.
    Tina Brown

    Tina Brown

  • Tina Brown announced that she’s stepping down from her role as Editor in Chief of The Daily Beast, the online publication that she founded in 2008, to start a new media events venture called Tina Brown Media Live. She will continue to work on expanding the Women in the World summit, which she had spearheaded in 2010 while at The Daily Beast. Brown has also signed a book deal to write a memoir.
  • There’s been some vocal criticism of a report from the Riptide project, a joint effort by Nieman Journalism Lab and three Harvard-funded journalists that describes itself as “an oral history of the epic collision between journalism and digital technology, from 1980 to the present.” Critics charge that it tells the story from the perspective of “rich, white men,” largely leaving women and minorities out of the picture. In response, journalist Meg Heckman has identified five women who she says should have been included in the report. And according to the Columbia Journalism Review, two female journalists are trying to raise funds in order to “create a report that includes a full, diverse spectrum of change-makers in digital journalism.”

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Posted by: Gina Barrett