RD Recap: Colin Bodell Out at Time Inc.; Changes at Variety

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Time Inc. and Colin Bodell part ways just a week after the chief technology officer told Keith Kelly that he wasn’t going anywhere. Bodell, who came over from Amazon in January of 2014, “overpromised and underdelivered,” according to one source, and got the heave-ho as a result. The writing had been on the wall for a few months, at least since Jennifer Wong took over as president of Time Inc. Digital. About his departure, Bodell told the New York Post that “it’s too early to process it.” JT Kostman heads out the door along with Bodell…

Eric Legendre and Celine Rotterman step into the role of co-managing directors of international advertising and strategic partnerships at Variety. They had both been international account mangers. Additionally, former Los Angeles Times London bureau chief Henry Chu joins as European bureau chief… The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group hires Michael Palmer as general manager, video. He had been a consultant at Hello Giggles and previously worked as svp at Defy Media… Cond√© Nast installs Beth Lusko as head of revenue for its female-focused Aurora network. She had been associate publisher at The New Yorker… And there are changes at Kargo, Vegas magazine and more