OLD Media Moves

Minyanville hires Forbes.com staffer

August 24, 2009

Minyanville announced Monday the hiring of Josh Lipton as a staff writer covering business and the markets and named Jonathan Schwartz as vice president of business and product development.

“With the explosive growth we have been experiencing we needed to add capacity in both content creation and business development,” said Todd Harrison, Minyanville’s founder and CEO, in a statement. “Josh and Jon will both be key to helping us maintain the momentum we have been building.”

Minyanville has seen a surge in traffic during the last six months, surpassing 1.5 million unique visitors and 10 million page views in July. It has recently expanded its content partnerships to include The Huffington Post.

Before joining Minyanville, Lipton most recently was a staff writer at Forbes.com, where he covered stock market activity and trends. Prior to that he was an assistant editor at The American Lawyer. His articles have also appeared in Rolling Stone magazine, New York magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. He is a graduate of Colgate University and received a dual Masters from The London School of Economics and The Columbia University School of Journalism

Schwartz, who joined Minyanville in 2005, will be responsible for managing strategic alliances and developing digital strategy. In his prior role as executive producer he helped secure many of Minyanville’s content partnerships including Internet portals AOL, MSN and Yahoo. He has also managed the development of Minyanville.com and its Buzz & Banter application. Before joining Minyanville he spent 2 years at Forbes Media where among other duties he hosted the “Week Ahead in Markets” weekly video series. A graduate of Boston University, he also served as a strategy analyst at Deloitte & Touche.

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