American Society of Magazine Editors

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  • Rich Battista

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Time Inc.

    Rich Battista became president and chief executive officer of Time Inc. in September 2016. Time Inc. is one of the largest media companies in the world. Its influential brands reach more than 150 million people each month across multiple platforms.

    Most recently, Battista served as executive vice president, Time Inc. and president, brands, where he was the primary steward of Time Inc.’s US brand portfolio. He joined Time Inc. in April 2015 as executive vice president and president of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly. In January 2016, he expanded his role, becoming president, entertainment & sports and video.

    During Battista’s tenure at the company, he led the launch of its first OTT network, the People/Entertainment Weekly Network, and oversaw the formation of the content and digital ad sales alliance between Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports Digital. He also oversaw the launch of Instant, a mobile video platform featuring “The New Famous,” the People Shop e-commerce website and various television projects.

    Prior to joining Time Inc., Battista served as chief executive officer of Mandalay Sports Media. During a period of more than 18 years, Rich held numerous senior management roles at Fox. He also served as chief executive officer of the publicly traded Gemstar-TV Guide International from 2004 to 2008.

  • Linda Thomas Brooks

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    MPA — The Association of Magazine Media

    Linda Thomas Brooks was named president and chief executive officer of MPA—The Association of Magazine Media in January 2016.

    Before joining MPA, Brooks was Co-founder and President of GearDigital, a data-driven integrated agency and a subsidiary of Wilson RMS. Prior to GearDigital,  she was President of Ingenuity Media at The Martin Agency, and was Executive Director of Media & Marketing at Trilogy, a privately held business technology company. Brooks also served as Senior Vice President for GM MediaWorks, a stand-alone agency dedicated to serving General Motors. During her decade-long tenure with General Motors, she created a new media operation; developed strategy; and created infrastructure for increasing focus on digital and emerging media.

    Brooks developed media and marketing strategies for many well-known brands and companies, including General Motors, GEICO, The American Cancer Society, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente and Experian. She has served on a variety of industry boards including the American Advertising Federation, Institute for Advertising Ethics and the Audit Bureau of Circulation, now the AAM.  Brooks has also received numerous industry honors, including Advertising Age Women to Watch Award, Advertising Women of New York Impact Award for mentoring and 100 Leading Women in North American Automotive Industry. 

  • Kate Coyne

    Executive Editor

    People

    Kate Coyne is the executive editor of People, where she oversees the film, television and music coverage for both the brand’s print and digital side, reaching an audience of over 25 million readers. She is also the author of the recently released essay collection, I’m Your Biggest Fan: Adventures in Celebrity Journalism (Hachette) which details her two decades chronicling the rich, famous and infamous. She previously served as entertainment editor for Good Housekeeping, and prior to that as a reporter for the "Page Six" column of the New York Post. She lives in Westchester with her family.

  • Jon Gluck

    Managing Editor

    Vogue

    Jon Gluck is the managing editor of Vogue and the former deputy editor of New York. Previously, he was the founding editor in chief of the start-up legal publication JD Jungle, a senior editor at Men’s Journal, an associate editor and researcher at Parenting and an intern at Outside. He also writes regularly for The New York Times travel section and other publications.

  • David Haskell

    Editor, Business and Strategy

    New York

    David Haskell joined New York in 2007, and was most recently deputy editor. He edited the book My First New York, expanding on a magazine feature he conceived, as well as National Magazine Award-nominated essays by Jessica Pressler, Frank Rich and Wesley Yang. In 2016, he became editor for business and strategy across all of New York Media, working with Chief Executive Officer Pam Wasserstein to develop editorial-based growth projects. He continues to edit features, including those by political writers Jonathan Chait, Frank Rich and Andrew Sullivan.

  • Eliot Kaplan

    Vice President, Talent Acquisition

    Hearst Magazines

    Eliot Kaplan is the vice president, talent acquisition for Hearst Magazines, a unique position of scouting and recruiting the world’s top editors and art directors for the company’s 21 magazines and start-up ventures. His role also includes career development, succession planning and new-project evaluation.

    Kaplan himself has had a distinguished career in magazine editing. In his seven years as editor in chief, Philadelphia won two National Magazine Awards and was nominated a total of five times, including, for the first time in the magazine’s history, in the General Excellence category. The magazine also won many other major awards, including Sigma Delta Chi, Headliners and Clarion.

    Before joining Philadelphia, Kaplan was executive editor of GQ. As number two to the legendary Art Cooper, in charge of story assignment, editing and personnel, he helped transform the Condé Nast publication into one of the most influential and successful magazines in the country.

    Kaplan is a former board member and officer of ASME. His writing has appeared in Best Life, Bon Appétit, Esquire, Marie Claire and Seventeen. He and his wife, Today Show financial editor Jean Chatzky, live in Westchester County, NY.

  • Jon Kelly

    Co-Founder and Editor

    Vanity Fair's The Hive

    Jon Kelly is the co-founder and editor of The Hive, Vanity Fair’s mobile-first brand that covers the intersection of Wall Street, Washington, Silicon Valley—and the egos that run them. He was previously a senior editor at The New York Times Magazine and a founding editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. He began his career at Vanity Fair.

  • Danielle McNally

    Senior Editor

    Cosmopolitan

    Danielle McNally is a senior editor at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the brand’s health coverage, in addition to editing the occasional news, political or social justice feature. Work she has edited has twice been nominated for a National Magazine Award, including “How to Have a Safe Abortion” in 2017 and “Surf The New Wave: Cosmo’s Guide to the Modern Period” in 2016. She has held positions at DETAILS and SHAPE, and was a proud staffer at Food Network Magazine during the publication's highly successful launch. Danielle has degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Miami. While there, she spent her time creating and editing the school's first student magazine titled, appropriately, Distraction. She lives in NYC, but you can find her virtually @DaniSMcNally.

  • Amy Odell

    Editor

    Cosmopolitan.com

    Amy Odell is the editor of Cosmopolitan.com, the largest community of millennial women on the Internet. She was named to the post in September 2013 and oversees all of Cosmopolitan’s digital presence, including editorial content, social media, and original video production. Odell is responsible for expanding the website’s editorial to include a wide range of feminist, political and LGBTQ topics alongside celebrity news, and relationship and style coverage. Under her leadership, Cosmopolitan.com has more than tripled traffic to reach 36 million monthly unique visitors, Cosmo is the #1 channel on Snapchat Discover, and the brand’s social media following has increased threefold.

  • Phillip Picardi

    Digital Editorial Director

    Teen Vogue

    Phillip Picardi is Teen Vogue’s digital editorial director. In his role, Picardi manages and oversees the site’s daily editorial web content, video programming and social media strategies. Under his leadership, TeenVogue.com has experienced unprecedented social growth and record traffic, officially becoming one of the top 10 fastest-growing sites in the industry. During his time at Teen Vogue, Picardi has spearheaded a complete website redesign, and shifted the content to focus on current events, fitness, sexual health and identity, all while tripling content production. A graduate of New York University, Picardi has held digital positions at Refinery29 and Lifestyle Mirror. He started his publishing career as an intern at Teen Vogue.

  • Amanda Wolfe

    Senior Digital Director

    Shape.com and Fitnessmagazine.com

    Amanda Wolfe is the senior digital director of Shape.com and Fitnessmagazine.com. In this role, Wolfe develops and manages digital strategy for the SHAPE and Fitnessmagazine.com brands, including new products, partnerships, web traffic, social media, video and print-to-digital engagement. Wolfe most recently led the redesign of Shape.com and spearheaded the groundbreaking #LoveMyShape body confidence campaign.

    Prior to this role, Wolfe served as the senior digital director of FITNESS magazine, where she was instrumental in the 2014 relaunch of FitnessMagazine.com. She has also served as the senior digital director/senior editor at Ladies' Home Journal and LHJ.com from 2010 to 2014. Under Wolfe’s leadership, LHJ.com’s beauty blog, Gloss Daily, was named Best Blog at the 2013 min Editorial & Design Awards.

    After beginning her career at Meredith in 2005 as an assistant producer at Parents.com, she has additionally served as an assistant editor and media editor at Parents magazine and a senior editor at Ladies’ Home Journal.

    Wolfe graduated Magna Cum Laude from Miami University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Mass Communications. She currently resides in New York with her husband and is based in Meredith’s Manhattan offices at 805 Third Avenue.