Here are some of the latest changes for people in media this past month:

Kerrie Gillis, former New York Times executive, was named The New Republic’s next publisher.

Renee Appelle, former Rodale executive, is joining Vox Media as its SVP of global partnerships.

Emily Greenhouse and Gabriel Winslow-Yost have been named co-editors of the The New York Review of Books magazine, both of whom have previous experience as assistants to co-founder and longtime top editor Robert Silvers.

Jared Hohlt was named Slate’s new editor-in-chief. Hohlt spent nearly two decades at New York magazine as editor of the print edition.

Jonathan Beverly was named the editor-in-chief of Competitor Running. Beverly previously served as the EIC of Running Times magazine and its website

Dan Wakeford, former deputy editor, was tapped to succeed Jess Cagle as People’s editor-in-chief.

Catherine Levene will take over as president and chief digital officer at Meredith Corp. Levene was previously chief strategy officer.

Brendan Smyth was promoted to publisher of Family Circle. Most recently, he was publisher of Health.

Maria Jakubek was promoted to publisher of Health. She most recently served as the advertising director of Shape.

Pati Navalta Poblete, a long time journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area, was named the new editor-in-chief of San Francisco magazine.

Steven Gaydos, was promoted to executive vice president of content for Variety. He is credited with creating Variety’s Features editorial department and its 10 to Watch series.

Adrienne LaFrance, formerly the top editor of, has been named executive editor of The Atlantic. She will oversee, Atlantic Studios and Atlantic Podcasts.

Cameron Albergo was promoted to the role of associate publisher and national sales director of Hearst. Albergo was previously executive director of national sales.

Blake Hounshell is moving from editor of Politico Magazine to editorial director.

Steve Heuser, the founding editor of The Agenda, is now the top editor of the Politico Magazine.

Dan Peres, is joining Gawker as its new EIC. Peres had been editor-in-chief of Condé Nast’s Details magazine,

Leily Kleinbard was named managing editor of The New Yorker. Kleinbard previously served as the magazine’s A-issue editor.

John Wordock is the executive editor, podcasting, at Westwood One. He had been executive producer, podcasts for The Wall Street Journal.

Ramona Schindelheim has been promoted to editor in chief of WorkingNation, where she previously served as executive producer.

Megan McCarthy has been named executive editor for Grown at She is the former executive editor of MIT Technology Review.

Susan Zirinsky was promoted to president of CBS News. She becomes the first woman to lead the division at CBS and most recently served as the senior executive producer of “48 Hours Mystery.”

Let us know in the comments if there are any other recent stories or career moves you’d like us to include in our next People in Media roundup.

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