Consumer Reports hires Fox from Reuters

Consumer Reports has named Jason Fox, global head of product for Reuters News, as vice president of digital. Fox will report to Leonora Wiener, vice president of brand, product strategy and integration at Consumer Reports. Fox will fill a vital position, leading efforts at Consumer Reports to reimagine the brand’s digital experience to have a […]

Consumer Reports employees ratify new contract

New York Guild members at Consumer Reports overwhelmingly voted Thursday for a one-year contract extension that raises all salaries and locks in, for two years, their new adjustable pension plan. The vote to ratify was 172 to 5. “It was a good settlement,” Guild President Bill O’Meara said. “Overall, we’re very happy.” The new agreement […]

Consumer Reports employees voting on new contract

Consumer Reports employees are voting Thursday on whether to ratify a new agreement between the personal finance magazine and the Newspaper Guild of New York. The new agreement, if approved, would provide for a 2.5 percent increase in wages. The old contract expired Dec. 31. The tentative agreement that would lock in the two-year-old adjustable […]

A look inside Consumer Reports

Joseph Stromberg of Vox writes about Consumer Reports and how it tests and writes about products. Stromberg writes, “Consumer Reports’ first cover story, in May 1936, was a report on the difference between Grade A and Grade B milk. The magazine’s publishers — a group of consumer advocates who were fired from an existing group, […]

Bloomberg Businessweek leads NMA nominations

With three nominations, Bloomberg Businessweek topped the business and financial publications among those nominated as National Magazine Awards 2015 finalists. Here are the business titles nominated as finalists: Harvard Business Review and Inc. are finalists in the special interest magazine category. Wired is a finalist in the design category. Bloomberg Businessweek‘s “85th Anniversary Issue,” Dec. […]

Consumer Reports bets heavily on video, with results

Consumer Reports is no longer just a magazine and a website. The personal finance magazine has launched its first-ever interactive video holiday gift guide. It teamed up with a company called WIREWAX to create it — and it takes viewers on a customized tour inside Consumer Reports where they can choose their own path and […]

Consumer Reports gets an overhaul

Chris O’Shea of FishbowlNY writes about the overhaul at Consumer Reports. O’Shea writes, “Gone are the cluttered covers of the past. The revamped Reports features a clean cover that tackles a singular topic, and it’s a big improvement. “Inside the magazine, editor-in-chief Ellen Kampinsky and VP/general manager Brent Diamond have added some interesting features. Your Advocate, found […]

Consumer Reports seeks deputy editor for electronics

Consumer Reports is looking for an experienced deputy editor for its electronics editorial team. Come join a brand with a strong reputation for independence and the ability to move markets, affect national policy, and hold industry accountable for the products they make and sell. We want someone with a deep competitive instinct who can develop, […]

Consumer Reports seeks health and food editor

Consumer Reports is looking for a seasoned editorial pro to join our Health and Food Consumer Focus Area. The ideal candidates will be well versed in the consumer health and food safety issues of the day, able work on compelling content across platforms from print to digital, and is passionate about marrying that content with […]

Consumer Reports names Kampinsky its new editor

Consumer Reports has named Ellen Kampinsky as editor-in-chief. She replaces Kim Kleman, who left last year and is now editor of American Lawyer. As editor-in-chief, Kampinsky will be charged with setting and executing the strategic direction and vision for the magazine, which has a circulation of about 4 million, and its digital replicas.  She will […]