RD Recap: Jay Carney, Rajiv Chandrasekaran Go West; Remy Stern, Promoted

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Jay Carney moves to Amazon, where he’ll be senior vice president for worldwide corporate affairs. The former White House press secretary is only the latest former Obama administration official to jump to Silicon Valley, where, presumably, they all got huge pay raises. It’s good to be in public service for a couple years, apparently. Carney will oversee “the e-commerce giant’s worldwide public relations and public policy shops,” according to Mike Allen, who got the scoop. He’ll report directly to Jeff Bezos, with Paul Misener and Craig Berman running the lobbying and PR efforts, respectively, and serving as Carney’s direct reports…

Former New York Times opinion section writer and editor Juliet Lapidos leaves for the Los Angeles Times, where she’ll be op-ed editor… The Washington Post loses senior correspondent and associate editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran, who’s moving to Seattle to join a media startup affiliated with Starbucks… The New York Post elevates digital managing editor Remy Stern to chief digital officer. He previously worked at Gawker and Radar, and is credited with raising the site’s unique visitors from 10 million to 30 million in the past 18 months… Veranda snags Glamour’s Deena Schacter as luxury director and bumps up Katie Tomlinson to home furnishings manager… Fortune promotes or hires a dozen staffers… Read More