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Career Beat: Washington Post hires CFO away from Allbritton

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Jonathan Salant is now Washington correspondent for NJ Advance Media. Previously, he was a political reporter for Bloomberg. (Email)
  • Meredith Homet is now executive director of retail at GQ. Previously, she was advertising director of W. (Email)
  • Serge Kovaleski is now an investigative reporter for The New York Times’ culture department. Previously, he was a national correspondent there. (Romenesko)
  • Stephen Gibson is now chief financial officer at The Washington Post. Previously, he was chief financial officer for Allbritton Communications. Beth Diaz is now vice president of audience development and analytics at The Washington Post. Previously, she was director of research and analytics there. Kristine Coratti is now vice president of communications at The Washington Post. Previously, she was director of communications there. (Washington Post)
  • Ed Kosowski is now news director at KCTV in Kansas City. Previously, he was news director for KWGN in Denver.
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Jill Abramson falls off Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful People’ list

Forbes released its annual ranking of The World’s Most Powerful People on Wednesday, and it includes several media movers:

There are only nine women on the list of 72 (same as last year), and missing this year is The New York Times’ former executive editor, Jill Abramson. Last year, she ranked no. 68. She was not replaced by current Times editor Dean Baquet. Read more

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New York Times creates international managing editor position

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The New York Times Tuesday created the position of international managing editor, appointing deputy international editor Michael Slackman to the job.

In his new role, Slackman will take a wide-angle view of operations of the Times’ international coverage, Times International Editor Joe Kahn writes in a memo to staff:

At the same time, I need a colleague who has purview over all our main objectives. Those include owning the biggest news stories, prioritizing the strongest enterprise, and creating an integrated, 24-hour global report. For that, Michael is the right choice.

The Times also announced Tuesday the addition of Atavist Executive Editor Charles Homans as digital deputy for The New York Times Magazine.

The Times has made a good number of changes to its editing ranks recently. Capital New York reported Monday that it appointed four new digital deputies to various desks including national, styles, science and business. Read more

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Jill Abramson startup to advance writers up to $100k for longform work

Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson shed light this weekend on her plans with Steven Brill to grow a start up.

Writers will be paid advances around $100,000 to produce stories that will be longer than long magazine articles but shorter than books, she said. There will be “one perfect whale of a story” each month and it will be available by subscription.

She discussed her plans during an hour-long keynote interview at Journalism & Women Symposium’s annual Conference and Mentoring Project. She declined to name any funders. She and Brill haven’t settled on a name yet.

She first talked about this venture two weeks ago during a WBUR event with David Carr. Brill is an award-winning long-form journalist who created Court TV, and is most recently known for his 26,000 word investigation on health care billing that became the longest piece by a single author ever run by Time Magazine. Read more

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NYT ends partnership with Texas Tribune

mediawiremorningHappy Halloween! Here are 10 scaaaaary media stories.

  1. NYT ends partnership with Texas Tribune

    The Times told the news nonprofit that at the end of this year it will no longer produce a two-page section for the paper's Texas edition. "We hate to see the whole thing come to an end, but it's like that line from The Godfather: It’s business, not personal," Trib EIC Evan Smith writes. (Texas Tribune) | Interesting inversion: The Dallas Morning News' Sunday edition will include an insert produced by the New York Times. (NYTCo) | Related: CEO Mark Thompson wants the Times to be “unashamedly experimental.” (Nieman Lab) | 9 takeways from the New York Times Co. 3rd quarter earnings call (Poynter) | Only slightly related to that last related item: Rick Edmonds notes that Denise Warren is the third woman Times exec to leave in the past three years; Erik Wemple reported yesterday that the last woman on The Washington Post's masthead is leaving.

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Career Beat: Arianna Huffington to get new chief of staff

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Elise Hu will be NPR’s Asia correspondent in Seoul. She covers tech and culture at NPR. (Poynter)
  • Mitra Kalita is now executive editor-at-large for Quartz. Previously, she was ideas editor there. Paul Smalera will be Quartz’ new ideas editor. He is editor of The New York Times opinion app. (Poynter)
  • Donald Baer is now chairman of PBS’ board of directors. He is CEO of Burson-Marsteller. (PBS)
  • Jessica Coen is now a contributing editor at Marie Claire. She is an editor-at-large with Jezebel. (Fishbowl NY)
  • Stephen Lacy is now chairman of the Association of Magazine Media. He is CEO of the Meredith Corporation. (Email)
  • Dan Katz will be chief of staff to Arianna Huffington. He’s currently a chief researcher for David Gergen. Maxwell Strachan is now senior editor of business and tech at The Huffington Post.
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NYT added 44,000 digital subscribers in the third quarter

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The New York Times Company added 44,000 subscribers to its digital-only products in the third quarter of 2014, “an increase of more than 20 percent compared with the end of the third quarter of 2013,” it says in its third-quarter earnings report, released Thursday.

The company says it now has 875,000 subscribers to digital-only products. It added 32,000 subscribers in the second quarter.

Revenue at the company was a little better than flat: up about 1 percent overall, with circulation revenue up 1.6 percent, advertising revenue down .4 percent and other revenue — including events — up about 4 percent.

Print ad revenue was down about 5 percent, and digital ad revenue was up 16.5 percent. Operating costs rose 9 percent, “mainly due to severance expense associated with previously disclosed workforce reductions as well as higher compensation and benefits expenses primarily related to the Company’s strategic initiatives,” the release says. Read more

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Mitra Kalita is Quartz’ executive editor-at-large

Quartz Editor-in-Chief Kevin Delaney announced Wednesday that ideas editor Mitra Kalita will become executive editor-at-large for Quartz, charged with “spearheading projects” that “build up our readership and journalism globally.”

In a memo to Quartz staff (below), Delaney noted Kalita — who was recently named an adjunct faculty member at Poynter — played a “central role” in the creation of the business vertical’s Ideas section and the launch of Quartz India.

In an interview with World News Publishing Focus, Kalita said Quartz is considering expanding to cover other subjects:

We are looking at other markets and other niches but a part of our ethos is driven by this idea that you and I have a lot in common, and might be harried by some of the same factors of life and work. Does that story need to come from a place of geography? Probably not. In some cases geography will be where we expand but in others it’s going to be by obsession or theme areas.

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Career Beat: HuffPost names Lilly Workneh Black Voices editor

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Leigh Weingus is now trends editor at The Huffington Post. Previously, she was TV editor there. Carolyn Gregoire is now a senior writer for health and science at The Huffington Post. Previously, she was an editor at Healthy Hiving and The Third Metric there. Lilly Workneh is now Black Voices editor at The Huffington Post. Previously, she was lifestyle editor at thegrio.com (Email)
  • Rich Ross is president of the Discovery Channel. Previously, he was chief executive of Shine America (The New York Times)
  • Monique Chenault is now executive producer of “The Insider”. Previously, she was a senior producer at “Access Hollywood”. (Mediabistro)

Job of the day: BuzzFeed is looking for a news fellow. Get your résumés in! (BuzzFeed)

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Why NYT avoids quoting climate-change skeptics

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In a Times Insider interview, Adam Bryant, The New York Times’ new environment editor, answers the question “To what extent should we feel obligated to include the views of climate change skeptics?”

“Claims that the entire field of climate science is some kind of giant hoax do not hold water, and we have made a conscious decision that we are not going to take that point of view seriously,” Bryant replies. He continues:

At the same time, there is a huge amount of legitimate debate and uncertainty within mainstream science. Scientists are pretty open about not being sure how bad things will get, or how quickly. These are the valid scientific issues and uncertainties that we want to cover.

Bryant also says a recent Justin Gillis story “provides a good example of providing informed second opinions on a topic.”

In his piece, Justin quoted an expert who has often been skeptical of claimed links between weather events and global warming in the past.

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