RD Recap: Changes at Mother Jones; New Hires at Newsweek

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving DoorFormer New York Times executive Denise Warren finds a new home at Tribune Publishing, where she’ll be president of digital, CEO of East Coast publishing and an executive vice president. She left the paper of record in October, after 26 years there. She’ll have a difficult job, helping to turn around a company that’s seen revenues plummet from $4.1 billion in 2004 to $1.7 billion a decade later. For her effort, Warren will take home a base salary of $625,000 with a cash bonus target of up to 100 percent of her base salary. Not bad work if you can get it…

Mother Jones makes a host of changes to its masthead and executive ranks. Clara Jeffery gets the editor in chief role, while her former co-editor Monika Bauerlein steps into the CEO position. She replaces Madeleine Buckingham, who will continue as an adviser. Pacific Standard editor in chief Maria Streshinsky moves to the pub as deputy editor, with Washington City Paper’s Aaron Wiener coming on as senior editor. Russ Choma and Max Rosenthal are also brought on as staff writers… In related news, Pacific Standard’s digital director Nicholas Jackson takes over as interim EIC at the print magazine… Newsweek hires nine new staffers, including former Wall Street Journal editor John Seeley, Rolling Stone’s Cady Drell and MSNBC’s Michele Richinick… The New Republic signs Paul Ford (the brilliant @ftrain on Twitter) better known as his alter ego Gary Benchley, to a monthly column. He’ll write about technology and big data issues… Read More