RD Recap: Layoffs at IBT Media; Jessica Williams Leaves The Daily Show

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Jessica Williams says goodbye to The Daily Show in order to head up her own program at Comedy Central. The 26-year-old correspondent, who many had wanted to take over for Jon Stewart, signed a development deal with the network in March, so the move couldn’t have been a complete shock. Right now, she’s set on creating the pilot for the half-hour scripted show that she’ll write, produce and star in. “It’s a show about someone in their 20s who has all these social ideas but still, like, does not have it together,” Williams tells EW. “And she’s goofy and silly and funny!”…

IBT Media undergoes massive layoffs. According to Politico, the publication eliminated the “international, business, technology, media and culture news desks, along with its graphics team and its copy desk” at the International Business Times. Sports, entertainment and breaking news were not affected. The company also plans to spin off Newsweek, which went through its own round of layoffs today, with national editor Kevin Dolak among those headed out, according to PoliticoLauren Goodman is named contributing style director at Wired. She’s been a fashion consultant and stylist for publications that include W, GQ, Vogue and Teen Vogue… DuJour hires Fiona Murray as editor in chief. She had been features editor at WSJ Magazine and replaces founding editor Nicole Vecchiarelli… Rodale installs Stephen Twilliger as evp, chief financial officer. He had been vice president and CFO at Penguin Random House division Dorling Kindersley… And there are changes at Time Inc., WWD and more