Welcome to TFP’s roundup of news highlighting women’s roles in the evolving media landscape. Here’s a recap of the latest round of musical chairs in the publishing industry….

  • Alison Brower is returning to The Hollywood Reporter, this time as Deputy Editorial Director. She had been Editor in Chief of Hearst’s Dr. Oz The Good Life for less than a year and had previously spent five months as Special Projects Editor at THR. She has also served as interim Editor in Chief of Seventeen magazine, Executive Editor of Redbook, and Deputy Editor of Glamour.
    Jill Herzig (image courtesy of Hearst)

    Jill Herzig

  • Jill Herzig will fill the Editor in Chief role vacated by Brower at Hearst’s Dr. Oz The Good Life. She joins the magazine from Redbook, where she had been the EIC since 2010. She was previously executive editor of Glamour, Special Projects Director at Self, and Executive Editor of New Woman.
  • Self magazine has announced more staff changes, including the appointment of Barbara Reyes as Creative Director, Suzanne D’Amato as Executive Editor, and Rebecca Sinn as Entertainment Director. Reyes has been the Art Director at O, The Oprah Magazine since 2012; D’Amato had been the Executive Editor at People StyleWatch since 2009; and Sinn had been Glamour‘s Senior Entertainment Editor since 2010.
  • In the wake of D’Amato’s departure, People StyleWatch has promoted Leah Ginsburg to the role of Executive Editor and Kristen Maxwell Cooper to Deputy Editor. Ginsburg joined the publication last November as Deputy Editor, having previously worked at OK!Life & Style Weekly, and CosmoGirl. Maxwell joined StyleWatch in 2011 as an Editor.
  • Katherine Goldstein will be the new Editor of Vanity Fair’s website, VF.com. Goldstein has been at Slate since 2010, where she is the Director of Social Media and Traffic; she was previously Green Editor at The Huffington Post.
  • Krystle Kopacz has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer for Atlantic Media’s National Journal Group. Kopacz joined Atlantic Media as Digital Product Manager of its Government Executive Media Group in 2010 and led last year’s launch of the news site Defense One.
  • Gillian Tett will become the U.S. Managing Editor of the Financial Times’ print and online editions, starting Sept. 1. Tett has held a variety of roles at the newspaper over the past 21 years and is the author of books about J.P. Morgan and Japan’s financial crisis.
  • Kyra Kyles has been promoted to the role of Digital Editorial Director for Jet online, as the magazine transitions to a digital-only format. Kyles had been Digital Managing Editor of JETmag.com since last July.
  • Margaret Tuohy is Business Insider’s new Senior Vice President of Product Development. She was previously the Senior Director of Product Development at Turner Broadcasting/Time Warner.
  • Winnie O’Kelley has been promoted from Financial Crimes Editor to Executive Editor for all U.S. government, legal and regulatory coverage at Bloomberg News in its Washington bureau. She joined the organization last year after 20 years at The New York Times.
  • By now, you’ve almost certainly heard about Jill Abramson‘s abrupt dismissal from the Executive Editor role at The New York Times. It may be disappointing but not surprising to hear that her departure might be linked to reports that she had been paid less than her male predecessor and other male colleagues for years.

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Posted by: Gina Barrett