RD Recap: New Hires at Elle.com; Changes at Pacific Standard

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorStephanie Smith continues her media world ascent, moving from Page Six to Yahoo, where she’ll be senior editor of the food section. “I had such a hard time saying goodbye because I’ll miss my colleagues so much that I spent two days editing my goodbye e-mail. And another half an hour editing this Facebook note,” she wrote. “I could go on, but I’ve got to say so long for now… Onward.” Smith covered breaking business, fashion and entertainment news at the Post’s gossip page and wrote a book based on her 300 Sandwiches blog. She’s just the latest big name to join Yahoo, which recently hired Joe Zee, Michele Promaulayko and Martha Nelson

Elle.com signs up Chloe Schama as executive editor. She had been story editor at The New Republic. The site also recruits Nikki Ogunnaike as fashion editor, while grabbing contributors including Priyanka Chopra, Ashley Ford, Jessica Grose, Jaime King, Jenny Mollen, Glynnis MacNicol and Nikki Reed… Pacific Standard installs Nicholas Jackson as editor in chief. He took over the role on an interim basis after founding editor Maria Streshinsky left for Mother Jones. Ryan Jacobs will serve as his deputy editor… Read More