Another Big Shakeup in Atlantic Media’s National Journal Group

Tim Hartman named division CEO

Just a few weeks after The Atlantic president M. Scott Havens announced that he'd be leaving for Time Inc. at the end of the month, Atlantic Media is getting another big executive shakeup, this time in its government-focused Washington division.

Tim Hartman, currently president of Atlantic Media’s b-to-b Government Executive Media Group, adds the newly-created role of CEO of the National Journal Group. Hartman, who joined Atlantic Media in 2001 and became president of Government Executive in 2012, oversaw the brand’s recent relaunch as well as the launch of Atlantic Media’s national security website Defense One.

Hartman replaces National Journal Group president Bruce Gottlieb, who is leaving the company to “return to his roots in policy and government affairs,” according to a statement. Gottlieb also served as Atlantic Media general council; that role will be filled by Aretae Wyler, who will also remain chief of staff to David Bradley, Atlantic Media's CEO and president.

In addition, National Journal CRO Poppy MacDonald was promoted to publisher and co-president of the brand. MacDonald, who came from Politico in 2011, helped create National Journal’s first native ad program. Finally, the magazine’s editor in chief Tim Greive, another Politico alum, becomes co-president as well as top editor.

The National Journal has undergone some major retooling since 2012, when then-president Gottleib converted the magazine’s individual subscription model to a membership model and oversaw an reorganization that expanded the magazine’s website in a bid to attract readers outside outside the Beltway. Just last month, Richard Just, a former Newsweek and The New Republic editor, became editor of the National Journal, tasked with leading a redesign of the magazine.