Media Moves at Washington Post & Small Business Trends, Condé Nast Announces Multiple Promotions and Additions at Vanity Fair

August 26, 2020 Anna Marevska

Courtney Kan has been named a project editor for the Washington Post. Kan comes from the paper's Design department where she spent five years working on numerous projects. She joined The Post in 2016 from the Arizona Republic, where she was the A1 and projects designer.

Condé Nast has announced a slew of editorial promotions and additions at Vanity Fair:

  • Jessica Pressler has joined the staff as a special correspondent and will cover the intersection of money and culture. For the past 13 years, Pressler has been a contributor for New York magazine. She is also a well-known freelancer and her work has appeared at Allure, GQ, The New York Times and many other publications.
  • Nicole Chapoteau has been promoted to fashion director, replacing Samira Nasr who is now the top editor at Harper's Bazaar. Chapoteau joined Vanity Fair in 2019 as market director, and before that worked as the fashion director at Allure.
  • Matthew Lynch has been promoted to executive editor. He was previously the editor of VF.com, a position he has held since 2014. Lynch will continue to the Vanities vertical and co-edit the new VF Weekly newsletter.
  • Keziah Weir has been promoted to senior editor, upped from associate editor. She joined the magazine in 2018 after four years at ELLE.
  • Abigail Tracy has been named national political reporter for Vanity Fair's Hive where she covers Congress, foreign policy and national security. She joined Condé Nast in 2016 and prior to that worked as a senior news producer at Forbes.
  • Vanity Fair has also added a number of contributing editors to the masthead including Ta-Nehisi Coates, Katherine Eban, May Jeong, Kiese Makeba Laymon, Franklin Leonard, Maureen O’Connor, Jen Palmieri, Mo Ryan, Chris Smith, and Jesmyn Ward.

Bloomberg News has named Doug Alexander the editor of the agriculture and meats team in Toronto. Canada. He will assume his new duties in September 2020. Alexander is currently a reporter at Bloomberg's Toronto bureau and for the past 16 years has covered Canadian banks, financial-services firms and capital markets for the news service. Prior to that, Alexander was a reporter on the business and city desks at The Vancouver Sun.

Joshua Sophy has been promoted to editor of Small Business Trends. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and oversees reporting which helps business owners and entrepreneurs stay aware of important recent developments that could affect them and their businesses. Sophy joined Small Business Trends as a breaking news and tech writer in 2013, and most recently served as assistant editor.

HousingWire has tapped James Kleimann as mortgage editor. He comes from the Real Deal, where he spent five years, most recently as managing web editor. Kleimann has also previously served as a supervising reporter and editor at NJ Advance Media, as well as as a reporter for two AOL-Patch sites in Bergen County, New Jersey.

 

 

 

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