Welcome to TFP’s roundup of hiring news highlighting women’s roles in the evolving media landscape! There’s been plenty of hiring news since we last checked in, at Rodale, Yahoo, Guggeneheim Media, Say Media, and several others, along with stories on gender issues in the media industry.

  • Beth Buehler has joined Rodale in the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Digital Operations and Strategy, overseeing online activities for the magazine publisher’s health and fitness brands, plus its books and e-commerce site. She most recently served as Head of Digital Ventures at Getty Images and previously held roles at Dow Jones.
  • Susan Wojcicki

    Susan Wojcicki

    Susan Wojcicki is moving from her role as Google’s Senior Vice President of Advertising to head up its YouTube unit. Wojcicki has been with Google since its early days and was the 16th employee hired at the company.

  • Dorothy Robinson has been promoted from Managing Editor to Editor in Chief of Metro US, which publishes free tabloid newspapers in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.
  • Dana Miller is now Executive Vice President for Marketing and Brand Development at Guggeneheim Media Entertainment Group, which publishes Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. She was previously Senior Vice President of Branded Entertainment and Integrated Marketing for Prometheus Global Media.
  • Rachel Fishman Feddersen is filling the newly created role of General Manager/Digital for The Week and Mental Floss. She had been serving as Patch.com’s Chief Content Officer and was previously Editorial Director/Digital Content, Strategy, and Design for Parenting and Babytalk.
  • Joyce Bautista Ferrari has left her role as Director of Editorial Development and Operations at Condé Nast Traveler to become Executive Editorial Director of Say Media. She was previously Executive Managing Editor at Brides magazine.
  • Julie Sinclair has been named Editorial Director at Desert Publications Inc., which publishes Palm Springs Life and several other regional titles in California and the Southwest.
  • Erin Doherty is leaving the French edition of Elle to become Editor in Chief of Glamour in France, where she will oversee both print and digital content.
  • Michelle Imbrogno Miller is the new Executive Director of Integrated Sales at New York Media, which publishes New York magazine. Most recently, she was Integrated Sales Director at American Express Publishing Corporate.
  • Amalie Nash has been named Editor in Chief and Vice President of Audience Engagement at The Des Moines Register and DesMoinesRegister.com. She was previously Assistant Managing Editor for metro-state news at the Detroit Free Press.
  • Pamela Drucker Mann, Vice President and Publisher of Bon Appétit, was named Publisher of the Year by Condé Nast, at the company’s recent publishers’ conference. Under her leadership, the magazine experienced a 22% increase in ad pages last year.
  • Also at the recent Condé Nast publishers’ conference, Publisher Agnes Chapski and Editor in Chief Linda Wells of Allure received the Collaborative Leadership award for “growing audience, increasing revenues and creating lucrative partnerships that resulted in Allure reaching its best profit performance since 2008.”
  • Interesting read: AdAge recently profiled Good Housekeeping magazine and the challenges facing new Editor in Chief Jane Francisco in updating a 129-year-old women’s interest publication whose title has arguably become an anachronism.
  • Fostering change? Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.org and Getty Images have partnered to create the Lean In Collection, a gallery of more than 2,500 stock images that aims to provide more positive images of women in the media. Some think emphasizing the availability of more empowering images could make a difference, while others contend that it’s too small a gesture to matter. What do you think?
  • Time to celebrate? Speaking of media stereotypes, Sports Illustrated has partnered with Mattel for its 50th anniversary swimsuit issue to create both a cover wrap and a four-page ad featuring Barbie—yes, the doll—dressed in swimwear, hashtagged with the theme #Unapologetic. The New York Times published an article that sums up the debate the campaign has sparked, along with a roundup of op-eds on the issue.

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Posted by: Gina Barrett