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

  • Michael Sacks was named publisher of Hearst’s San Antonio Express-News. He was previously the senior vice president of operations for Hearst Newspapers.
  • Jessica Plautz was promoted to director of content operations for Meredith Corp.’s Digital Content Group. She most recently served as the digital deputy editor of Travel + Leisure.
  • Mike Ayers has been named executive editor of He most recently served as deputy editor.
  • Ryan Grim was named digital executive editor of Food & Wine. Previously, he was the executive editor at MyRecipes, and editor-in-chief at Extra Crispy.
  • Viktoria Degtar is the new chief revenue officer at Time. She previously worked at Bloomberg as the head of sales and marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Susanna Schrobsdorff is taking on two roles: SVP of partnerships and executive editor of Time. She most recently served as Chief partnerships officer.
  • Radhika Prakash has been named SVP of brand & content marketing at Time. Most recently, she was the global head of content strategy & media for BlackRock.
  • Maya Draisin was named SVP of progress marketing for Time. Most recently, she was VP of marketing at Condé Nast.
  • Dania Ortiz is the new fashion and accessories director at Town & Country. She previously worked at Vogue Mexico as a contributing editor.
  • Luise Stauss was named director of photography for The Atlantic. Previously, she was a senior photo editor at The New York Times Magazine and co-founded photography consultancy Stauss&Quint.
  • Andi Leibowitz was named senior designer at Time. Most recently, she worked at content creation platform Ceros as a senior digital designer.
  • Kate Watts was named president of Atlantic 57, The Atlantic’s creative consulting agency. She founded Faire Design, which was acquired by The Atlantic.
  • Jesse Ashlock was named U.S. editor at Condé Nast Traveler. He most recently served as executive editor at Travel + Leisure.
  • Megan O’Grady was named SVP of account management at Hearst’s branded content studio, Hearstmade. Most recently, she oversaw the strategic and creative arm at advertising agency McGarryBowen.
  • Tom Larranaga was named publisher for PR News. Most recently, he was director of strategic partnerships and business development at ALM Media.
  • Rob Lutz was named publisher of NatuRx. He is the current GM of retail at Active Interest Media.
  • Jonathan Dorn was named managing director of NatuRx. He has held numerous executive and editorial roles at Active Interest Media.
  • Peter Moore was named editor-in-chief of NatuRx. He previously spent 20 years on the editorial team at Men’s Health.

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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