RD Recap: Norman Pearlstine Exit Rumors; Bill Phillips Out at Men’s Health

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

It sounds like Norman Pearlstine could be on his way out at Time Inc. He’s currently chief content officer and also served as editor in chief between 1995 and 2005. A company spokesperson denied the rumor, telling Vanity Fair, “If you wrote that we made a succession decision for Norm Pearlstine, you would be wrong. There is no discussion about Norm leaving the company.” But Sarah Ellison‘s sources say otherwise, naming Fortune editor Alan Murray and Time deputy managing editor Michael Duffy as two of the people most likely to replace Pearlstine, who would remain on as a consultant…

Bill Phillips is out as editor in chief of Men’s Health. He’s been with the publication since 2003, first as executive editor, then editor of Menshealth.com, and most recently as vp and EIC, a position he took on in 2012. Current executive editor Bill Stump will assume the top spot for now while Phillips’ replacement is found. It’s all part of the ongoing chaos as Men’s Health, which has lost executive editor Matt Marion, vice president and editor Peter Moore, senior art director Mike Schnaidt, senior editor Bill Paynter, senior editor Clint Carter, deputy art director Grace Martinez and managing editor John McCarthy since the fall… And there are changes at Salon, Refinery29 and more