RD Recap: NYT Loses Rajiv Pant; Changes at Time Inc.

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorThe New York Times loses one of the men responsible for its recent success, as chief technology officer Rajiv Pant says goodbye to join a “soon-to-rise-on-the-radar” startup, according to reporter Ken Doctor. “He amplified the culture of innovation and supported the notion of engineers being peers with journalists,” said chief information officer Marc Frons. “He spurred that innovation and discovery, really embodying it and took it a lot further than I could have done on my own. He will be missed.” The Times digital hierarchy is undergoing changes, with Kinsey Wilson moving above Frons and paywall executive Paul Smurl leaving. Expect more changes to come…

Time Inc. dives into data, grabbing the services of Dr. JT Kostman. He’ll be senior vice president and chief data officer, leaving Keurig Green Mountain… The company also gets Bob Newman, who returns to the fold as creative director of This Old House Ventures. He had been at Reader’s Digest… Condé Nast Entertainment hires Joy Marcus as executive vice president and general manager of digital video. She had been at Dailymotion North America and replaces Fred Santarpia, who moved to Condé Nast proper last fall… Read More

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