RD Recap: Changes at Time; New Columnists at WaPo

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Time Inc. shuffles some of its most senior business side staffers. Brendan Ripp, son of company CEO Joe Ripp, moves from senior vice president and publishing director of the Sports Illustrated Group to group president of tech and telecommunications. Greg Schumann, who had been at the head of Southern Living, Coastal Living and Sunset, moves over to head up pharmaceutical advertising, with president and chief operating officer Mark Ellis overseeing all the automotive sales. It’s a new strategy for the company, one designed to help sell ads across publications and platforms rather than by individual magazine. We’ll see how it works, and whether the changes trickle down to the lower ranks as well…

The Washington Post recruits Michael Kinsley and Barton Swaim as contributing columnists on the op-ed page. Kinsley will remain a contributor at Vanity Fair… The Los Angeles Times hands its Los Angeles Angels coverage to rising star Pedro Moura, who had been at the Orange County Register. Longtime Angels beat man Mike DiGiovanna will stay at the LAT, splitting his time between the Angels, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the L.A. Rams and some other teams… The New York Times launches a Spanish-language news site, based out of Mexico City and edited by Elias Lopez