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

  • Robert Semmer was named the new VP of video for Vogue. He was, most recently, the SVP and head of content for Premier Music Group.
  • Phil Roosevelt was promoted to editorial director of Barron’s magazine from his role as managing editor, a position he has held for seven years.
  • Brian Szejka was named publisher of Rolling Stone. He most recently served as the Midwest director of sales.
  • Tom Beer was named editor-in-chief of Kirkus Reviews. He served as the books editor for Newsday for the past 12 years.
  • Liz Morley-Ehrlich was named VP of experiential and brand partnerships of Hearst Magazines. She most recently served as the executive director of events and conferences at Billboard.
  • JD Heyman is the new editor-in-chief of Entertainment Weekly. Heyman had previously served as deputy editor of entertainment for People.
  • Emma Rosenblum, former executive editor at Elle, is joining Bustle Digital Group as the editor-in-chief of the Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report and Romper brands.
  • Michael Sebastian was named editor-in-chief of Esquire. He previously served as the magazine’s digital director.
  • Nick Sullivan was named the creative director of Esquire. He previously served as the magazine’s fashion director.
  • Corinne Iozzio was promoted to executive editor of Popular Science. She previously served as deputy editor.
  • Gabriella Karefa-Johnson has been promoted to fashion director of GARAGE magazine. She was formerly a fashion editor at the same magazine.
  • Dan Hirschhorn has been promoted to editorial director of Barron’s Online. He previously held the position of managing editor at the online magazine.
  • Wendy Naugle was named deputy editor for People magazine. She joins Meredith from Condé Nast, where she spent the past nine years as the executive editor of Glamour.
  • Michael Finnegan, Atlantic Media president, and Aretae Wyler, chief administrative officer, will divide presidential responsibilities of The Atlantic magazine.

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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Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.