RD Recap: Changes at Business Insider; New Additions at NYT

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorBusiness Insider makes a host of changes to its editorial leadership team. Jay Yarow goes from deputy editor to executive editor, replacing Gus Lubin, who is off to “a big new role,” presumably something at the new site BI plans to launch. West Coast bureau chief Matt Rosoff moves up to technology editor, with Lisa Eadicicco taking over as news editor on the tech vertical. Alyson Shontell scores a promotion from senior correspondent to deputy editor, with senior editor Jenna Goudreau earning a deputy editor title as well. Leah Goldman gets a new role as assistant managing editor, with Tony Manfred replacing her as sports editor. The site also recruits IB Times and Huffington Post veteran Marcus Baram as deputy editor. So many deputies…

The New York Times hires 20 op-ed and Sunday Review writers, most of whom will contribute on a monthly basis, mostly online. The biggest names include Jennifer Weiner, Roxane Gay and Texas Monthly executive editor Mimi Swartz. One writer who will not be getting a regular spot is Razib Khan, who saw his place revoked after Gawker methodically demonstrated his “association with right-wing racist publications.”… The Los Angeles Times lands S. Mitra Kalita as managing editor for editorial strategy. She had been executive editor-at-large at Quartz… The New York Daily News loses Alexander Hitchen, who had been in charge of the photo department. He moves to Bauer Publishing, where he’ll be news editor. Insiders wonder whether more defections are on the way as owner Mort Zuckerman looks to unload the money-losing publication… Katharine Viner has been named editor-in-chief of The Guardian. She was most recently deputy editor there and editor-in-chief of The Guardian U.S. Viner will succeed EIC Alan Rusbridger when he steps down this summer… Read More