RD Recap: Yahoo Is Sold; Changes at Time Inc.

The latest media hirings and firings.

Now that Yahoo has been sold, the question is who will stick around (or be retained). Marissa Mayer will stay, at least for now: “I’m incredibly proud of everything that we’ve achieved, and I’m incredibly proud of our team. For me personally, I’m planning to stay. I love Yahoo, and I believe in all of you. It’s important to me to see Yahoo into its next chapter,” she wrote in a note to staff. But we’ll likely see some departures of the big names in its massive media division. As one unnamed person says, “in the long term, no one is safe.” If you’re a media executive looking to make a splash, start poaching…

New Time Inc. head Alan Murray makes a number of changes, the most significant of which is eliminating the publisher position and installing editorial directors across four groups. The new directors are Nancy Gibbs (News Group), Jess Cagle (Celebrity, Entertainment and Style Group) and Nathan Lump (Lifestyle Group). Chris Stone retains his position as editorial director of the Sports Group… Esquire loses Tom Junod, who’s off to ESPN The Magazine/ESPN.com as senior writer. He had been writer at large since 1997… Amtrak launches a new magazine with Anna Szpunar as publisher and Jordan Heller as editor in chief… And there are changes at National Geographic, BerlinRosen and more