Forbes hires Taran as a senior travel writer

Astrid Taran has joined Forbes as a senior travel writer to cover hotels, destinations, cruises, tours and gear. Recently, Taran was at Dotdash Meredith, where she worked for seven years, where she was senior editor of TripSavvy. She also served as a social media editor, senior social media editor and special projects editor for TripSavvy. […]

McMahon swaps BuzzFeed for Dotdash Meredith

Clara McMahon has joined Dotdash Meredith as Amazon news and deals writer. Previously, she served as SEO editorial assistant at BuzzFeed News. McMahon interned at Honeysuckle Magazine in New York and was a staff writer at The Daily Targum, a student-run news outlet for students. McMahon has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies […]

Taylor named commerce fashion and beauty writer at Dotdash Meredith

Jailynn Taylor has joined Dotdash Meredith as a commerce and beauty writer. in her new role, Taylor will work with the News & Deals team and write for both InStyle and Taylor contributed to Essence Communications Inc. in New York and freelanced for Nylon, Insider and Elite Daily. Taylor has a B.A. from Kent State […]

Surgent joins Dotdash Meredith as InStyle’s ecommerce writer

Dotdash Meredith has hired Kyra Surgent as an ecommerce writer for InStyle. She joined from Her Campus Media, where she was an editorial lead for College Fashionista. Surgent also contributed to Her Campus Media and served as editor for Her Campus College Beauty Awards. She freelanced for POPSUGAR and was a digital producer at, […]

Dotdash Meredith names Moncada food editor of Better Homes & Gardens

Dotdash Meredith has promoted Katlyn Moncada to food editor of Better Homes & Gardens, after she served as associate digital food editor. Moncada freelanced and contributed to FEAST Magazine, and served as the lead dining writer for The Dish, Alive Magazine’s food blog. Moncada has a B.A. in journalism from Union University in Jackson, Tenn. […]

Westfall among Dotdash Meredith layoffs

Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, national political correspondent and editor at large for People Magazine at Dotdash Meredith is among the layoffs by the company. She joined in 2003 as Washington bureau chief. Westfall also served as a digital writer. She was the “First-ever Time Inc. Most Valuable Performer,” an award “to a single editorial staffer in […]

Dotdash Meredith to axe 7 percent of its workforce

Just as Vox Media has cut 7 percent of its workforce, another publisher, Dotdash Meredith, has announced another unlucky 7 percent, a move that will impact 274 employees. The owner of People, Better Homes & Gardens, InStyle and Travel + Leisure said that the decision stems from poor economic conditions. “We are not immune to […]

Naugle named editor in chief of People magazine

Dotdash Meredith has promoted Wendy Naugle to editor in chief of People Magazine. Naugle will oversee all print editorial strategy. She served as deputy editor since 2019. She was health director, deputy editor of health, deputy editor and then executive editor at Glamour Magazine. Leah Wyar, president of Dotdash Meredith’s Entertainment Group said: “We are […]

Dotdash Meredith senior editor Smith departs

Alyssa Smith has joined Brainjolt, a hybrid engagement agency and media network in Los Angeles as director, editorial. In her new role, she will be leading a digital team across many different brands. Smith was recently at Dotdash Meredith, where she worked for nearly eight years. There, she served as senior editor, Meredith Premium Publishing […]