September 2008 Archives

Francesca Messina, New Sr. Group AD at McGraw-Hill

Francesca Messina has left her position as Sr. AD at Workman Publishing for the Sr. Group AD position at McGraw-Hill. What, exactly, that means, from Francesca herself:
After a brief foray into the world of book publishing, I have been lured back to magazine-land. I'm now the Senior Group Art Director of the McGraw-Hill Construction Group of architecture and construction trade publications. The magazines I'll be overseeing include Architectural Record; the newsweekly Engineering News-Record; a magazine about green architecture, GreenSource; and a new startup for executives, HQ, built on the premise that good design is good business.
Victory, magazines.

Eric Capossela Promoted to Atlanta DD

Eric Capossela takes over Hector Sanchez's chair at Atlanta magazine as design director. 

Josh Klenert, New CD for Clear Channel Online

Josh Klenert who's been more in-tune with the Hot 100 than most of us as the CD at Billboard, is making the jump from, er, paper to pixels...

From the man himself:
Out of the blue, I was offered a position I couldn't refuse.

I will be making the jump to online as Creative Director for Clear Channel Online Music & Radio. This is a newly created position, where I will be responsible for user experience and our general creative direction for web design and video.
Sounds like someone needs to RSVP!

Jordan Barnes, New PD at Seventeen

Jordan Barnes has been named the new PD at Seventeen. She had been freelancing at Real Simple, and before that was part of the photo departments at InStyle Special Issues and O, the Oprah Magazine.

Kerry Robertson, New DD at Oprah

We've heard it from 2 different sources, so we think this is safe to run with: Kerry Robertson, will be the new DD at O, the Oprah Magazine, with new(-ish) editor Susan Reed. This is a familiar working relationship, as both had most recently held the same titles at now-shuttered Golf for Women.

Robert Parsons, New CD at RMS Media

Robert Parsons is the new CD at RMS Media, home to luxury books Ocean Home, Northshore, Ferrari and the like, as well as frequent SPD award-winner Proto. He had been CD for Boston magazine and Boston's sister publications.

Ian Doherty, New AD at Food Network Magazine

Ian Doherty, formerly the Deputy AD at Travel & Leisure Golf and Co-Chair of SPD's Student Competition, is the new AD at Hearst's October launch, Food Network Magazine, working with DD Deidre Koribanick (also formerly at T&L Golf). We sense a pattern here...

Tim J Luddy, New CD at Mother Jones

Tim J Luddy, former AD at Mother Jones magazine, has been promoted to the CD
position. Mother Jones' new AD will be Carolyn Perot, formerly Associate AD
at Stanford magazine.

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