The Biggest Moves in Media This Week

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27-year-old Margaret Zhang is the new Editor in Chief of Vogue China. Image Source: Shutterstock.

These are the most notable hires, promotions, and departures within the media community in the last week. For executive news updated daily, check out The Org's People on the Move.

Executive Moves

Condé Nast has named 27-year-old Margaret Zhang as the new editor-in-chief at Vogue China. Source | Full Story

Maven Media, the publisher of Sports Illustrated, has hired Rob Barrett as its new President. Barrett joins Maven from Hearst Newspapers, where he worked for five years as president of digital. Source

PRS has hired Dan Gopal, who has worked at Disney, Miramax, ITV, and entertainment One, as its next Chief Commercial Officer. Source

ARRAY, the creative collective founded by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, has appointed Jeff Tobler as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Tobler spent the last decade at Warner Bros. Television, SVP of Television Publicity, Communications, and Social Media. Source

AT&T's WarnerMedia has appointed Miranda Higham as SVP and Head of Communications for International. Higham most recently served as SVP of Corporate Communications for 21st Century Fox. Source

Unity has hired Marc Whitten as the SVP and GM of its Create division. Whitten previously served as Amazon’s VP of Entertainment Devices and Services. Source

BBC Studios’ Managing Director of U.K. Production, Lisa Opie, will exit the company in the coming months. Her replacement has not yet been named. Source

Condé Nast has hired Gideon Lichfield as the new Editor of Wired. He joins the publication from MIT and succeeds Nicholas Thompson, who departed to take on the the CEO role at The Atlantic. Source

BMI announced that Sandye Taylor will join the company as its Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Taylor previously worked at the Royal Bank of Canada, where she was the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion for the Capital Markets group. Source( “Source”)

Banijay Group's Bunim-Murray Productions has promoted Julie Pizzi as the new President of the studio. Source

UTA has named Jean-Rene Zetrenne as its new Chief People Officer. He joins from Ogilvy USA where he served as Chief Talent Officer for more than a decade. Source

Republic Records hired Ben Facey as EVP of Global Marketing & Digital Strategy. He joins Republic from Universal Music Australia. Source

Universal Music Group has elevated Ethiopia Habtemariam to Chairman & CEO of Motown. She previously served as President of the label. Source

The Walt Disney Company's 20th Television has named Nissa Diederich, who most recently the EVP of Production for Touchstone Television, has been named 20th Television’s EVP of Production. Source

ICM Partners has promoted Mark Siegel to Head of Worldwide Concerts and Robert Gibbs to Head of Music. Source

The Walt Disney Company has appointed Jessica Kam-Engle as the Head of Content and Development in the Asia Pacific region. Kam-Engle had previously served as the Head of Original Production at HBO Asia. Source

Sherpa Digital Media announced the promotion of Andrew Andriopulos to the position of SVP of Sales and Marketing. Source

Skillz has revealed that famed film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer has joined its Board of Directors. Source

Endemol Shine North America's 51 Minds Entertainment has promoted Zachary Klein from VP of Production to EVP of Operations and Production. The company also announced that its COO Temple Williams is leaving the company. Source

AT&T's Warner Bros Television has hired Kristy Chan as SVP Marketing & Publicity for Unscripted Television. Chan joins from WarnerMedia’s TNT, TBS and truTV where she served as VP of Publicity. Source

Amazon Studios hired Greg Coleman as Global Head of Franchise Marketing. Coleman was previously VP of Worldwide Marketing and Franchise Management at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Source


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