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…