Geithner Out of Time
David Geithner, executive VP and president of Time Inc.'s entertainment group, is leaving the revamped and now independent company.
The more than 20-year publishing veteran will join Conde Nast as chief financial officer on August 17.
Geithner replaces John Bellando, who decided to move on, but will consult the publisher through the end of the year.
He'll report to Bob Sauerberg, CN president, who is now in charge of all revenue generation at the magazine company, including CN's media group.
Sauerberg is responsible for digital, technology, consumer marketing, business development, CN entertainment and corporate administration.
CN owns Self, GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest, Allure New Yorker, Wired, Brides and Details.
Bizo Links with LinkedIn
LinkedIn is acquiring B2B marketing platform company Bizo for $175M, of which 90 percent is cash and 10 percent stock.
The San Francisco-based operation, which was founded in 2008, provides technology/products for measurable display and social advertising programs.
Deep Nishar, LinkIn's senior VP product/user experience, said integration of Bizo's B2B solutions with his company's content marketing products would create "the most effective platform for marketing to engage professionals.
The deal is expected to close during the third-quarter. LinkedIn has more than 300M users.
Turner Upped to Slate EIC
Julia Turner is succeeded Davie Plotz as editor-in-chief of Slate, which is a property of Graham Holdings,
Plotz has been with Slate since its 1996 start-up, serving as e-i-c for the last six years. He will remain on staff and editor-at-large.
Turner, 35, is based in New York.
Slate attracts more than 30M unique visitors per month.
Murray Makes Fortune Move
Alan Murray, president of Pew Research Center and former deputy manager of the Wall Street Journal, is taking the editor post at Fortune, which is owned by Time Inc.
He will replace Andy Serwer, who held the top editor position at the magazine for eight years and spent about 30 years at the parent company.
Murray joined Pew in 2012. He did a ten-year stint in WSJ's DC bureau and served as online executive editor.
In a note to Pew staffers, Murray noted that Fortune was one of the two places where he applied for work after graduate school
"The opportunity to lead this iconic news organization into the new media world does not feel like just another job opportunity," he wrote. "It feels like a calling, and it is one I find impossible to resist."
Murray departs Pew on Aug. 1.