RD Recap: Changes at Vogue; NYT Gets a New Public Editor

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Anna Wintour moves protégé Amy Astley into the Architectural Digest editor in chief role. The Teen Vogue EIC replaces Margaret Russell, who will consult on “arts and cultural special projects.” “Amy’s leadership and creativity can be seen in the success of Teen Vogue, which she has built into the influential source of emerging fashion, beauty and culture for young women everywhere,” Wintour said in a statement announcing the news. Teen Vogue, meanwhile, gets a new leadership squad with beauty and health director Elaine Welteroth taking over the top spot, while Phillip Picardi and Marie Suter continue on as digital editorial director and creative director, respectively…

The New York Times hires Elizabeth Spayd as its new public editor. Spayd had been editor and publisher of The Columbia Journalism Review since 2014. (One wonders who will get that job now and how CJR will change.) “Liz is an exceptionally accomplished journalist,” Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said in a statement. “Her work at CJR along with her long and successful history at The Washington Post have given her a broad range of experiences that will serve us well as she assumes this critical position serving as a reliable and engaged representative of our readers.”… And there are changes at WNET, Civil Eats and more