Media Moves

Fortune names Barnett new ME for website

August 11, 2011

Posted by Chris Roush

TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Fortune managing editor Andy Serwer sent out the following message to the staff on Thursday:

I am very pleased to announce two noteworthy personnel moves. First Megan Barnett will now be the managing of editor of Fortune.com. Megan of course has been the acting head of Fortune.com and doing a great job of it under some tough circumstances, so the decision was an easy one and the move well deserved. Congratulations Megan!

Also Daniel Roberts has been hired as a full-time reporter. Dan has already developed a reputation as a dogged reporter (grrrr!), is super hardworking, and has demonstrated some nice writing skill as well. Bravo Dan!

Stay tuned for more hiring news over the coming weeks and months.

Barnett replaces Dan Roth, who left the magazine for LinkedIn. Since joining Fortune in 2010 as deputy managing editor, she has helped oversee the launch of several new sections of the web site, including the finance-focused Term Sheet.

Before joining Fortune, Barnett was the deputy managing editor for the financial news site Minyanville and deputy editor for the web site of Conde Nast Portfolio. Previously she held writing and editing positions at Smart Money, US News and World Report, and The Industry Standard.

Barnett was an equity research associate on Wall Street before becoming a business journalist.

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