The New York Times has named Ellen Pollock the new top editor of its business section. She was most recently the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek, before being pushed out in a "deep change" that swept the magazine last November.
Pollock replaces Dean Murphy, who was promoted to associate editor after leading the business section for the last four years.
In announcing the appointment, Dean Baquet, executive editor of the Times, called Pollock “an accomplished editor with the experience and talent needed to broaden our already ambitious business coverage.”
This is just the latest move in reshaping the Times' newsroom. Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, was recently named a deputy managing editor, and several other editors have been promoted to top leadership positions.
Pollock worked for 18 years at The Wall Street Journal as a reporter and editor before joining Businessweek in 2007 as executive editor. Businessweek won a National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2012 and was a nominee for general excellence at this year's event.
Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…
Active Interest Media has promoted Jonathan Dorn to chief innovation officer. Formerly SVP, digital and creative services, Dorn joined AIM in 2007 as editor-in-chief of Backpacker, which won five National Magazine Awards under this leadership. Yesterday also marks the first anniversary of AIM launching its Catapult Creative Labs, the company's in-house marketing services agency that Dorn was put in charge of.
Lori Fromm has rejoined Time Inc. as VP, brand sales. Fromm, who most recently was head of integrated sales and strategy for Glamour and Self, is now responsible for generating revenue for Time Inc.’s Lifestyle brands across platforms.
Chris Mitchell, chief business officer of Vanity Fair and W, has appointed Jim Craemer as executive account director and Alana Segars as director of brand marketing strategy. Segars joins from The Robot Company, where she helped lead strategic marketing. And Craemer was formerly media partnerships sales director at Rolling Stone.
Jessica Goodman and Meredith Bryan have both stepped into newly created positions at Cosmopolitan. Bryan, who was previously a style reporter for the New York Observer, is now senior deputy editor, news at the brand. She is working alongside Goodman, who was named senior editor. Goodman was previously a digital news editor at Entertainment Weekly.
Stephanie Wu has joined Mic as editor, food and travel, and will be responsible for overseeing Out of Office, the food and travel-focused digital channel that is set to launch in a few weeks. Wu was most recently senior editor at Travel + Leisure.