Fortune.com promotes three to deputy digital editor, hires five
Fortune.com editor Aaron Task sent out the following announcement on Monday:
Here’s latest on Fortune.com staff moves:
Andrew Nusca, Stephen Gandel and Pam Kruger have each been named Deputy Digital Editor of Fortune.com.
Andrew, Stephen and Pam have each played a critical role in Fortune.com’s growth since its launch and have proven to be invaluable to me during my tenure here, for various reasons. Critically, each has been involved in the magazine to various levels and their promotions are part of a broader effort to bring better cohesion and coordinate between the print and digital teams.
These promotions codify the leadership roles Andrew, Stephen and Pam have played, and will continue to play, at Fortune; stay tuned for more details on the specific ‘deputy’ responsibilities they’ll be taking beyond their current duties.
Scott Olster is leaving Fortune as of 7/29 for an exciting new opportunity as head of research and editorial at LRN, which focuses on helping companies adopt ethical practices. Scott has been with Fortune since 2010 and thus has both been through a few changes here (to put it mildly). He has also been a big contributor to its success. I want to especially thank Scott for managing through a crazier-than-anticipated primary season that was chock-full of debates and late nights this year. Scott agreed to stay with us through the conventions as another sign of his dedication to Fortune’s cause. (Pam Kruger is going to oversee the leadership vertical on an interim basis after Scott’s departure. We are looking for a replacement if anyone has suggestions of a seasoned editor/political junkie with an understanding of business and leadership.)
Laura Lorenzetti has left Fortune.com for a role on LinkedIn’s editorial team. Laura’s last day was last week when many of us were knee-deep in Brainstorm Tech. From her ‘farewell email’ ICYMI: “This isn’t goodbye as much as farewell for now. You are some of the kindest and most intelligent people that I’ve had the luck of working alongside. I know great things are ahead here, and I’ll be watching with pride knowing I got to be part of it. Please stay in touch: Lauraelorenzetti@gmail.com” (We are looking for a replacement for Laura if anyone has suggestions for a reporter with solid digital experience.)
Michelle Toh joined Fortune.com as an editor today, based in Hong Kong. Michelle will serve asFortune.com’s ‘overnight’ editor to ensure the site and our social feeds are active 24 hours a day. Previously, Michelle was a web producer at Fox News and interned at The Christian Science Monitor and South China Morning Post. She has a BA in digital journalism from USC.
Chauncey Alcorn joined Fortune.com as a reporter earlier this month based in NYC. Prior to joining Fortune.com, Chauncey was a breaking news reporter for The NY Daily News, a reporter for the Gotham Gazette, and a staff writer at the Toledo Blaze. Chauncey has a MA in Journalism from CUNY, an MS in PR and Corporate Communications from NYI and BA from the University of Toledo. He wrote this feature in response to the Dallas shootings: http://fortune.com/2016/07/09/police-body-cameras-dallas-shootings/?iid=leftrail
Maddie Farber joined Fortune.com as a reporter last month, based in NYC. Maddie recently graduated from the University of Kansas with a BS in Journalism and moved to NYC in June to join Fortune. Madeline loves getting to cover various topics and beats, but particularly enjoys reporting on stories about women, gender, and diversity issues in business the most. A recent story she wrote about financial literacy was picked up by Time, and had over 200,000 page views: http://fortune.com/2016/07/12/financial-literacy/
Jonathan Baran is our new SF video producer. He joined Fortune last month from Engadget. He has also done stints at Forbes, Reuters, and shot some pieces for Time. He’s a graduate of Columbia’s journalism school and recently became a dad for the first time.
Jake Meth will be joining us on 7/25 as an editor on the Insider team. Jake is currently assistant director of foreign affairs at the Council of Foreign Relations. Prior to that, he was a freelance journalist covering the Arab Spring for MSNBC, World Politics Review, The Forward, and Times of India, as well as a web editor and staff reporter at Egypt Independent. Jake has a BA in international studies from Johns Hopkins where he was a Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow.
Please join me in congratulating Andrew, Stephen and Pam on their well-deserved promotions….and welcoming Michelle, Chauncey, Maddie, Jake, and Jonathan! (Exhales)
But wait, there’s more…we still have an associate editor opening (Ben Synder’s replacement) if anyone knows someone with 2-3 years experience who’d be a good fit for Speedwagon editing/writing.