RD Recap: Additions at Fusion; Changes at The New York Times

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Fusion makes a couple of moves on the revenue side, grabbing former Teen Vogue publisher Jason Wagenheim and Studio@Gawker director Megan Gilbert. Wagenheim will be senior vp of brand partnerships and head of revenue and Gilbert the director of branded content for sponsored content studio Lightworks. “Jason’s leadership and Megan’s valuable experience in branded content will enable us to deepen our relationships with brands seeking to reach young, diverse audiences. Through compelling storytelling and innovative advertising formats, our team will provide differentiated opportunities for brand partners who are eager to connect with the new, rising American mainstream where and when they consume content,” said Fusion co-president and COO Boris Gartner

The New York Times installs Allan Beaufour as senior vice president of engineering. He had been head of engineering at healthcare startup Sum and previously served as chief technology officer at Chartbeat, the analytics company whose numbers run constantly on monitors in most newsrooms… The NYT is also close to naming a new public editor, with Debra Adams Simmons and Elizabeth Spayd among the names floating around to replace Margaret Sullivan, who jumped to The Washington Post… Sasha Frere-Jones loses his music critic gig at the Los Angeles Times, possibly because of a $5,000 strip club bill and possibly because he only wrote 45 stories in a span of about eight months. “He just was never there,” a source tells TheWrap. “He didn’t even cover the big cultural music events of the year.”… And there are changes at CNN, Us Weekly and more