RD Recap: Better Homes and Gardens Editor Steps Down; New Hires at NYT

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorBetter Homes and Gardens will lose longtime editor in chief Gayle Butler. She’s stepping down after 30 years with Meredith and almost a decade at the head of the shelter bible. “Gayle has done an outstanding job ensuring that the brand is contemporary, modern and relevant to American women from Baby Boomers to Millennials,” Meredith National Media Group president Tom Harty said. Stephen Orr will take her spot at the beginning of July, moving over from his executive editor spot at Condé Nast Traveler. He previously worked as vp and editorial director of Martha Stewart Living…

The Financial Times loses Elizabeth Paton, who moves to The New York Times to “cover fashion and luxury across Europe,” which sounds like a truly excellent adventure… Meanwhile, the Times grabs Emma Carew Grovum for its opinion section… David Gelles moves to the Times’ Sunday business section where he’ll cover Wall Street and “progressive business practices.” Brian Chen lands a spot there as well, handling the consumer technology beat. We sense a lot of wearables in his future… T: The New York Times Style Magazine poaches Condé Nast Traveler’s editor at large Hanya Yanagihara to be deputy editor… San Antonio Express-News reporter Drew Joseph heads to New England, where he’ll work for a new Boston Globe project focusing on life sciences… Read More