Huffington Post Media Group: AOL’s Janet Balis has been appointed publisher of the Huffington Post Media Group, and Moritz Loew has been named head of sales specialist and SVP. Balis, who was once EVP of media sales and marketing at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, was most recently SVP and head of sales strategy, marketing and partnerships at AOL. In this new role, Balis will oversee development of partnerships and strategies for HPMG.
Loew previously worked with MSNBC, where he was chief agency officer and GM of sales for MSNBC Interactive.
The Atlantic: Hayley Romer is now associate publisher, where she’ll work closely with VP and Publisher Jay Lauf and oversee the sales team. Prior to this, Romer worked with Condé Nast Media Group, where she most recently served as executive director of corporate sales.
Everyday Health: Two promotions and three new VPs: Scott Wolf is now chief sales officer and Laura Klein steps up as EVP of sales. Tracy Chapman, Orlando Reece and Andy Jacobson join as VPs of consumer insights, broadcast and digital video sales, and sales, respectively. Wolf joined the company in 2005 to help launch EverydayHealth.com, and has been promoted from EVP of sales. Klein, who joined in 2007, has been promoted from SVP of sales.
Electus: Eli Shibley has been promoted to VP of international media and formats from executive director of the division. Electus also has two new hires: Cyrus Farrokh as executive director of international distribution and production, and Diego Piasek as director of international distribution and production. All three will report to John Pollak, President of Electus International. Farrokh and Piasek come from Shine International, where they served as director of sales and sales executive-Latin America, respectively.
PostRelease: George Carney is now SVP of sales. He most recently was GM/VP of advertising sales and operation at RealNetworks.