Hollywood Reporter seeks an executive editor

The Hollywood Reporter, known for its award-winning journalism, is hiring a dynamic editor to join its team and drive the news coverage for the site.We are seeking a deadline driven editor who works best in a collaborative environment that is fast-paced, energetic and focused on 24-7 news production. We’re looking for someone with excellent management […]

Variety hires Giardina as senior entertainment tech and crafts editor

Carolyn Giardina has been hired by Variety as senior entertainment technology and crafts editor. William Earl of Variety writes, “Giardina has devoted her career to covering the art and science of entertainment and brings to her new role a wealth of knowledge of entertainment technology and the creative arts, as well as film history. She […]

Hollywood Reporter hires Cartwright as special correspondent

The Hollywood Reporter has hired The Daily Beast editor at large Lachlan Cartwright to cover the intersection of media, entertainment and politics and launch a new newsletter. Cartwright will start his new job on Jan. 29. He has been at The Daily Beast for six years. Previously, Cartwright was an executive editor at the National Enquirer and Radar Online. Before that, […]

LA Times hires Chan to cover entertainment biz

Los Angeles Times Company Town and A&E Investigations editor Richard Verrier sent out the following: We are pleased to announce that J. Clara Chan is joining the Company Town team to cover the entertainment industry with a focus on the challenges facing Disney, Warner Bros. and the other major Hollywood studios during a period of […]

The Hollywood Reporter seeks a senior editor

The Hollywood Reporter is seeking an experienced Senior Editor to edit features and news stories across platforms, from the thriving website that serves 25 million entertainment news followers and pop culture fans, to the print weekly that caters to the industry’s high-powered insiders and decision makers, to contributing to other editorial as needed. Responsibilities: The […]

Penske’s entertainment industry pubs are struggling

Max Tani of Semafor examines the struggles of Jay Penske’s entertainment industry publications The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Billboard and Variety. Tani writes, “One person with knowledge told Semafor that THR missed its first quarter revenue goals by at least 20%. The misses have forced cost-cutting measures: THR decided not to do its ‘Most Powerful People in […]

Hollywood Reporter names Roshan its co-EIC

The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday announced the appointment of Maer Roshan to co-editor-in-chief, sharing the role with editorial director Nekesa Mumbi Moody. A story on its website states, “Both Roshan and Moody report to Penske Media chief operating officer George Grobar and are based in Los Angeles. Maer will begin in his new role Sept. 25. […]

How the strike is exposing entertainment industry publications

Katharine Trendacosta of Defector writes about how the entertainment industry publications are being exposed during the writers’ and actor’s strikes. Trendacosta writes, “While it has always a bit of an open secret that the Hollywood trade publications can be little more than studio public relations, the strike has absolutely shattered their credibility. This tension has always […]

Hollywood Reporter reporter Chan departs

J. Clara Chan, a reporter for The Hollywood Reporter, has left after more than two years. She has been covering how technology is transforming Hollywood, including at the major streaming companies, and through the creator economy. Chan has been a media and politics reporter for The Wrap, reporting on the lack of accountability in Hollywood’s hiring […]

Hollywood Reporter appoints Katz CCO

The following excerpt was sent out from The Hollywood Reporter: David Katz, the executive editor at The Hollywood Reporter who has shepherded some of its key longform narratives, investigative work and cover stories, has been named the outlet’s chief content officer. In his new role, Katz, who reports to editorial director Nekesa Mumbi Moody, will work with THR’s top […]