RD Recap: Changes at Time Inc.; Additions at The Atlantic

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

We might be in the middle of the dog days of summer, but that hasn’t stopped Time Inc. executives from making some serious changes at the top. In addition to his executive vp, Time Inc., title, Rich Battista is now also president of brands, pushing out Evelyn Webster. Alan Murray, who had been editor of Fortune, takes over as chief content officer. He replaces Norm Pearlstine, who’s headed upstairs as vice chairman, where his focus will be “international growth opportunities for Time Inc.’s brands and content and other projects.” Additionally, Time Inc. Digital president Jen Wong will run creative studio The Foundry…

Deadline lands a big name in Michael Cieply, who leaves The New York Times to take a job as executive editor. “He has been a pre-eminent journalist in this space for years, with an impeccable reputation for being fearless, fair and ethical,” Deadline co-editors in chief Mike Fleming Jr. and Nellie Andreeva wrote of their new hire… Adam Serwer leaves BuzzFeed for a job as deputy editor of politics and policy at The Atlantic, while Foreign Policy’s Siddhartha Mahanta joins as deputy editor for the global section. Serwer will take over for Sacha Zimmerman, who jumps to features editor of Atlantic.com… Allure recruits Rachel Jacoby Zoldan as deputy digital editor… Redbook snags Yolanda Wikiel as deputy editor and promotes Tiffany Blackstone to features director… And there are changes at Men’s Health, Garden & Gun and more