By: Editorial Staff
EDITOR & PUBLISHER Co. has announced several staff changes, including the hiring of editors for its Web site and for its recently acquired magazine, Free Paper Publisher.
Hoag Levins, who has 25 years experience in the newspaper and electronic publishing fields, was named editorial director of the E&P Interactive Web site.
Levins spent 12 years as a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Courier Post of Cherry Hill, N.J. He has also written for assorted magazines and authored several books.
Most recently, Levins has worked as a Web site content developer.
“Naming Hoag Levins to the position of editorial director of our Web site indicates our commitment to expansion and development of E&P Interactive and its Members Network,” said E&P co-publisher Colin Phillips.
Wendy Giman was named editor of FPP, a monthly magazine that focuses on the shopper, niche and free community newspaper industry. The 6-year-old magazine was acquired by Editor & Publisher Co. in March.
Giman previously worked as a financial reporter for Investment Dealers’ Digest. She also worked at the Kansas City Star and Forbes magazine and ran her own writing consulting company in Chicago.
Two new sales representatives were added to the Editor & Publisher magazine staff.
Ann Fisher joined the magazine from the Chicago Tribune, where she was an advertising account executive handling retail and entertainment territories. She works out of the New York office.
Mike Rogers joined E&P as sales representative for the Western region and is based in San Francisco.
Rogers has more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience, including time with a San Francisco Bay area ad agency and graphics house. Most recently, he was employed by Software Technologies & Graphics.
In other staff changes:
Kim McGalliard was promoted to Webmaster of E&P Interactive and will oversee the day-to-day technical aspects of the Web site.
Seth Zupnik, assistant research manager, was named head of CD-ROM technical development.
And, Dennis O’Neill, vice president of new media for Editor & Publisher Co., previously responsible for sales and marketing for the online service, has taken on the additional role of business development.