RD Recap: Cameron Barr Named WaPo ME; Jill Seelig to Dr. Oz The Good Life

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

The Washington Post promotes national editor Cameron Barr to managing editor for news and features. “He encourages and supports ambition in imagining our journalistic possibilities,” executive editor Martin Baron wrote in a statement announcing the news. “He is resourceful in assuring that we deliver on what we set out to accomplish. He displays quick, competitive reflexes in responding to news. And he is a rigorous and elegant editor of copy.” Barr, who worked at The Christian Science Monitor before jumping to the Post in 2004 and has been influential in his publication’s embrace of the digital world, replaces Kevin Merida, now the senior vice president and editor in chief of ESPN’s The Undefeated…

Dr. Oz The Good Life lands Jill Seelig as its new publisher. She replaces founding publisher Kristine Welker, who’s off to volunteer at the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Seelig, who had been working as senior vice president of corporate development at Hearst, previously worked as publisher and chief revenue officer of O, The Oprah Magazine… Condé Nast Traveler recruits Amanda Smith to be head of sales. She joins from T: The New York Times Magazine. Traveler, you might remember, recently hired new publisher Brendan Monaghan after jettisoning Bill Wackermann while he was on a celebratory cruise with his sales staff… Forbes makes changes to its EMEA sales team… Read More