RD Recap: Layoffs at Rodale; a Promotion at the NYT

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

In what’s becoming something of a holiday tradition, layoffs are here, this time at Rodale. Company chairwoman Maria Rodale, who recently decided that she wanted to be more involved, cut 10 staffers, including senior vice president Anne Alexander, group publisher Chris Lambiase, business operations and strategy svp Brian O’Connell, and vice president of operations Alex Klapwald. That’s four in the executive ranks for those counting at home. A few people did get promotions, with Lori Burgess, Laura Frerer-Schmidt, Ronan Gardiner, Zack Grice and Jeff Tkach jumping up to the managing director level. They all report to Rodale…

Charlotte Gordon moves from the International New York Times to the Paper of Record proper. She’ll be vp, international consumer marketing. “Charlotte has extensive experience in international marketing,” Times senior vp of consumer marketing Clay Fisher and Times president, international, Stephen Dunbar-Johnson wrote in a memo announcing the news. “She also has a deep appreciation and enthusiasm for connecting international audiences with Times journalism. We both believe that this experience makes her perfectly suited to succeed in this important new role.”… Arbell Noach joins IBT Media as vp, director of social media. She had been engagement lead at Doremus… Read More