RD Recap: Gabriel Snyder Out at TNR; Cliff Ransom Out at Popular Science

The latest media hirings and firings.

Gabriel Snyder is gone as editor at the New Republic after just 17 months. The former Gawker and Atlantic Wire editor, who came on board in 2014 during the Chris Hughes era, resigned, although the move sounds like it was encouraged by new owner Win McCormack. “We built an editorial team composed of new voices reflective of the breadth of American experience,” Snyder wrote in a memo to his staff. “You have announced a new generation, committed to the highest standards of journalism. … Mostly, though, we published some damn fine work, sometimes under difficult circumstances.” McCormack’s pick for next editor will be telling for the publication, which reportedly pulled in less than $1 million in revenue in 2015…

Popular Science cuts editor in chief Cliff Ransom and executive editor Jennifer Bogo. They both follow design director Todd Detwiler out the door. For now, Field & Stream head Anthony Licata is overseeing PS… Esquire grabs former GQ deputy editor and editor at large Michael Hainey as executive director of editorial. He’ll also be editor at large at Town & Country… Angela Ledgerwood lands a gig as Cosmopolitan’s books editor at large. She’s the host of the Lit Up podcast… Nylon recruits Jamie Elden to be president and chief revenue officer. He had been chief revenue officer and head of entertainment at Federated Media…