RD Recap: Changes at the NYT Media Desk; People StyleWatch Gets a New Editor

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

The New York Times revamps a media desk that took a beating during the last round of layoffs. John Koblin takes over Bill Carter‘s television beat, a return to the media world Koblin covered at Women’s Wear Daily and the New York Observer. Sydney Ember is the new advertising columnist, replacing Stuart Elliott, while Sarah Lyall will work on media enterprise stories in addition to those in the sports and culture world. Former deputy media editor Bill Brink scores a promotion to the top spot, with BizDay weekend editor Connor Ennis replacing him. Now all that’s left is getting someone to step into the role filled by the irreplaceable David Carr, who passed away last month…

Time Inc. makes changes to its publishing team, expanding the duties of group publishers Charlie Kammerer and Greg Schumann, while naming Ron King as Southern Living‘s new publisher. It sounds like Richard Battista, who has been CEO of Mandalay Sports Media but previously worked at Fox and News Corp, could become the president of Time Inc.’s People and Entertainment Weekly Group. Elsewhere at the company, InStyle deputy editor Lisa Arbetter takes over as editor of People StyleWatch in an effort to revive the brand… National Journal hires Michael Gottlieb as executive director of the Policy Brands Roundtable. He previously served as former associate White House counsel and special assistant to the president of the United States… Field & Stream brings in realtree.com’s Will Brantley as hunting editor. He’s a frequent contributor to F&SDidi Gluck is More‘s new deputy editor of beauty…Read more