In what's otherwise been a fairly quiet year for personnel changes at Condé Nast, Condé Nast Traveler vp, publisher Carolyn Kremins has been named svp and gm of food-centric digital network Epicurious. Kremins, who will be in charge of growing the Epicurious brand, develop strategic partnerships and expanding revenue-generating programs, according to a statement, is said to be regarded at Condé Nast as one of its rising stars.
Kremins was named publisher of Traveler in 2011 following a run at Brides. Prior to that, she was publisher of now-defunct parenting magazine Cookie and was an ad director at Bon Appétit—one of the brands that, in addition to Gourmet and Self, shares content with Epicurious. (The site also produces its own original content and a popular app.) While the Epicurious job may not necessarily be bigger than the ones Kremins held at Traveler and Brides, one former colleague suggested that a digital brand may mesh better with her forward-thinking philosophy.
Meanwhile, current svp, gm of Epicurious Beth-Ann Eason will become the svp, digital development ad gm of ZipList, a digital company that Condé acquired in 2012. ZipList allows users to “clip” recipes from multiple websites into a virtual recipe box, create shopping lists and find local deals on groceries. ZipList’s partners, in addition to Epicurious, include media companies like Martha Stewart Living, Serious Eats and The Washington Post in addition to a long list of food blogs.
Kremins and Eason will begin their new roles on July 8. Kremins' successor at Traveler will be named “at a later date,” according to the company.