Joel Johnson has been named editorial director of Gawker Media. Nick Denton announced the appointment this afternoon, according to Gawker editor in chief John Cook. Read More
Brian Ellner has been named the executive vice president and group head of public affairs for Edelman, the public relations firm. Mr. Ellner, who is known for his role in marriage equality, was the senior strategist for the Human Rights Campaign in 2011 and worked on the successful push to legalize same-sex marriage in New York.
Film critic J. Hoberman will become the video columnist at The New York Times, the newspaper announced in a short item in yesterday’s Arts & Leisure section. Read More
Laura Brounstein will be the special projects director for Cosmopolitan, the magazine announced today. Read More
Popular Science associate editor Dan Nosowitz is going to The Dodo, the animal-themed startup website backed by BuzzFeed chairman and Huffington Post co-founder Ken Lerer. Read More
Time is staffing up. The magazine announced a slew of hires and promotions today in anticipation of its website relaunch. Read More