June 16, 2014
New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet is recovering after having a malignant tumor removed from his kidney over the weekend. Doctors discovered the growth on Thursday. The procedure was successful and Baquet expects to be away from the newsroom for about a week, according to an email he sent to the paper’s staff Monday morning. Baquet rose from managing editor to executive editor last month following the abrupt and unexpected firing of Jill Abramson.
The Daily Mail has brought in Jon Steinberg, naming him North America chief executive officer for its digital arm Mail Online. Steinberg was most recently president and chief operating officer at BuzzFeed.
Digital agency Organic has promoted Keith Pine to chief delivery officer, a newly created position at the agency. Pine was previously senior vice president and head of delivery management.
Hearst Magazines has named Jacqueline Detwiler senior editor at Popular Mechanics, reporting to editor in chief Ryan D’Agostino. Detwiler had been a senior editor at Hemispheres.
Condé Nast Traveler has brought in Jennifer Gallo Hicks as associate publisher for sales, beginning on June 23. Hicks had been vice president of advertising at The New Republic.
Dennis Chang has been named chief revenue officer at HelloSociety, a marketing technology company that works with Pinterest. Chang was previously vice president of advertising sales at Turner Digital.
Ryan Mannion has been named head of product at OZY, a daily digital newsmagazine. Mannion joins from Politico, where he was chief technology officer.
Actress Mary Steenburgen has joined the cast of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” for season three, although there’s no word yet on her role. Steenburgen most recently made a handful of appearances on “Justified.”
Diane Fiolek has been named creative services director at Devlin Design Group, which handles broadcast set design. Fiolek was previously principal and senior designer at VDO.
CBS News has brought in Julianna Goldman as a correspondent, based in its Washington bureau beginning in August. Goldman was previously a White House correspondent at Bloomberg News.
David Amann, executive producer of ABC’s “Castle,” will take over as showrunner for the drama’s seventh season, replacing creator Andrew Marlowe. Marlowe will continue to work with the show on a daily basis while also developing projects for ABC Studios.
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