RD Recap: Vox Media Names a Publisher; Buyouts at The Guardian

The latest media hirings and firings.

Vox Media promotes Melissa Bell to publisher. She had been vice president for growth and is a co-founder of Vox.com. “We thought about the publisher title, and in different industries and at different times, it’s meant different things,” said Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff. “Melissa’s job is going to be focused on continuing to grow our brands.” Bell fills a position that had been open for more than two and a half years, and some see the move as a sign that Vox Media wants to become a more traditional publishing company…

The Guardian will lose more than 250 staffers as the publication looks to cut costs. Reporters Shiv Malikand Ed Vulliamy and mobile editor Subhajit Banerjee are among those taking the buyout. Meanwhile, former Timesman and Guardian’s current executive editor for digital, Aron Pilhofer, moves on to work at Temple University as a journalism professor… Sara Silver moves to Reuters Breakingviews, where she’ll be a columnist… Former Esquire editor David Granger joins David Kuhn‘s Kuhn Projects as literary agent… And there are changes at BerlinRosen and more