When Eliot Kaplan let colleagues know in July that he would be retiring from Hearst, the vice president of talent acquisition started off his note with a nod to the swirling beat of 21st century media reporting:
Sorry about the mass email, guys, but I realized that if I slowly told you individually, the word would leak out.
Kaplan also noted that he was tired of commuting three hours every day and that when Hearst president David Carey asked if he would stay till the end of the year to help find and groom a successor, he agreed.
This week, Hearst announced that successor. Jon Gluck (pictured) will start Sept. 5 as executive director, editorial talent, development and special projects:
“This is a new, multi-dimensional role,” Hearst chief content officer Joanna Coles said. “In addition to identifying and fostering talent, Jon will help create new brands and partnerships and strengthen existing ones as we double-down on development. Following on the success of our premiere issues of The Pioneer Woman and Airbnbmag, we’re more focused than ever on accelerating the process from idea to introduction.”
Gluck, managing editor at Vogue magazine, is exiting the Condé Nast publication after four years. He was previously vice president and deputy editor of New York magazine, editor in chief of legal publication JD Jungle and a senior editor at Men’s Journal. He began his career as an account executive at Leo Burnett.
Previously on Fishbowl:
In the First Issue of Airbnbmag: An Article About Porvoo, Finland