Route Fifty, Government Executive Media Group’s digital publication that connects state and local governments, has appointed Laura Maggi to managing editor where she will oversee the brand’s daily news coverage of state, county and city governments, and will be based in the brand’s Washington, D.C. office.
Coming from The Advocate where she was a metro editor that led the coverage of major breaking news, Maggi has a dense background in local reporting. Prior to these roles, she also served as deputy editor of The New Orleans Advocate and covered health care, criminal justice and state politics and government at The Times-Picayune.
Mitch Herckis will also be expanding his role at Route Fifty as senior editor and director of strategic initiatives. In addition to his current responsibilities of organizing events and building relationships with organizations that serve state and local officials, Herckis will also contribute analysis and work closely with the brand’s editorial team in their coverage.
Here are the rest of this week’s moves…
MarieClaire.com announced several hires and promotions this week, coming three months after the appointment of Sally Holmes to digital director of the brand. Danielle McNally was promoted to director of features & special projects from her role as senior features editor. McNally’s new responsibilities include leading the brand’s big initiatives such as driving partnerships and live events, revamping the site’s delivery of service content, and continuing the publishing of features on the site.
Jenny Hollander was tapped for the newly created deputy editor position from her role as senior editor at Bustle. Cady Crell was hired from Glamour as the new senior news and culture editor, overseeing the brand’s entertainment, sex and politics coverage for MarieClaire.com. Marina Liao joins the brand as fashion news editor from her role as an assistant fashion editor at PopSugar. And Krystyna Chavez is joining MarieClaire.com as social media editor from Racked where she served as a community manager.
The Cut has tapped Callie Beusman, former editor at Broadly, as its newest news editor. She will be responsible for assigning and editing daily news stories and coordinating and directing coverage of timely events for the brand. In her last role, Beusman covered topics ranging from politics to witchcraft and also hosted videos for the site.
“Callie Beusman has exactly what the Cut needs right now: an insatiable appetite for the news, a sharp sense of reporting, and a great sense of humor,” says Stella Bugbee, president and editor-in-chief of the Cut.
Jim Kelly is departing Vanity Fair after seven years from his position as a contributing editor to pursue a career as a literary agent with Aevitas Creative Management. Prior to his role at VF, Kelly was top editor at Time Magazine for nearly 30 years and then editor-at-large for three years after that at the brand.
Advance Publications, parent company to Condé Nast, announced that Oren Klein will succeed Tom Summer as CFO upon Summer’s retirement in October. Klein has served as Advance’s VP of finance and controller since 2008. Summer, who has been with the company since 2007, will transition to an advisory role after the end of the year.
Vogue has laid off “about eight” staffers, according to Business of Fashion, which cites “sources close to the magazine.”
The managing editor of Virginia Business magazine, Paula C. Squires, is partially retiring from her position and dropping her day-to-day responsibilities of meeting journalistic deadlines. She does plan on continuing to write in some capacity by contributing as a freelancer to the publication.
Fatherly hired former senior entertainment editor of Inverse, Ryan Britt, as its new entertainment editor. Britt will oversee the expansion of the Play Section and is a published essayist as well as a teacher of non-fiction writing.
Politico tapped its breaking news reporter Christiano Lima as its new Pro Technology newsletter writer. Lima has also contributed to the brand’s Morning Media and California Playbook, as well as worked as a senior web producer there.
Former Newsday environmental reporter Emily Dooley was tapped by Bloomberg BNA to cover California’s environment. She had served as an environmental reporter for over three years while at Newsday.
BuzzFeed News and Reason magazine alumni, Anthony L. Fisher is joining The Week as a senior editor.
Former White House correspondent for IJR, Brittany Shepherd, is joining Washingtonian magazine where she will cover “politics, pop culture, and pretty much anything else on the Washington pulse.”
Kelsey Sutton is joining Adweek as a tech reporter from her role as reporter for Mic and Politico.