RD Recap: Yahoo Snags JCPenney’s Debra Berman; Dick Costolo Out at Twitter

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Revolving DoorYahoo snags former JCPenney CMO Debra Berman to be the company’s senior vice president of consumer marketing. She starts next month… Sandy Smith steps in as publisher of the Philadelphia Business Journal, taking over for Lyn Kremer. He had been director of advertising at the Washington Business Journal, a position he started in April 2012… Meghan Barr says goodbye to the Associated Press, joining Boston.com as a senior editor. She had been based in New York… Real Simple promotes Sam Zabell from assistant to associate editor of RS.com, while adding five others to the team…

Dick Costolo is done as CEO of Twitter. It’s a move many saw coming, although doubtfully this soon. Co-founder Jack Dorsey will take over on an interim basis while he continues to run Square. Costolo goes out on a positive note… Jalopnik loses editor in chief Travis Okulski, who is off to inject some nitrous into Road & Track’s website. Patrick George moves into the managing editor spot at the Gawker Media property, which will look for a new top driver… Spin Media bucks the recent trend, moving from Los Angeles to New York. In the process, the company has cut at least 15 jobs and the New York Post hears that more are on the way… Jim Romenesko announces his “retirement” but will continue to post media news on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels… Read More