More ping-ponging job changes in the world of media.
Jessica Sibley -- hired away from the Wall Street Journal in 2008 by McGraw-Hill to “rescue” BusinessWeek -- is leaving the rebranded Bloomberg BusinessWeek for another weekly: The Week.
The newsweekly, a rare success in that category, is nabbing Sibley to become its publisher, a post that had been vacant since March, when Jed Hartman departed for Fortune and CNNMoney.
Sibley starts June 28.
Meanwhile, editorial staffers at Forbes have been bracing for changes to come as the magazine ushers in the Lewis Dvorkin regime, and this may have been the first: Paul Maidment, who has been at Forbes since 2001, has resigned as Forbes.com editor-in-chief.
Here’s Maidment’s memo to colleagues:
"As many of you already know, June 14th is my last day at Forbes. After almost ten years that have seen Forbes.com transformed in scope, reach and importance during a decade of wrenching change for our industry, I am ready to advance to the next phase of my life (which won't be starting until the World Cup is finished, of course). This is the right moment to make the break and take the plunge. My thanks to all those who helped make Forbes.com become what it is today. "
And here’s Steve Forbes statement about Maidment:
“Under Paul’s leadership as its editor, Forbes.com has become one of the most trusted and authoritative business and finance sites on the web, solidly founded on the traditions of the Forbes' brand and voice. During his decade-long tenure, the website’s audience increased eleven-fold, and the range and scope of the editorial offerings and innovations on the site expanded vastly. We wish Paul every future success and we are deeply grateful for his contributions over the past ten years.”
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