Industry Moves: Newsweek; LIN TV; MySpace; Spotzer


Newsweek: The *Washington Post Co*. mag has named Pamela Raley, a former online ad sales exec at Hearst, *Disney* and Revolution Health, to the new post of chief revenue officer. Raley will be responsible for overseeing all ad revenue and the magazine’s ad sales teams, but her main focus will be on wringing more revenue out of Newsweek’s online operations. Release

LIN TV: The local TV and digital media company announced one new hire and a promotion: Dow Jones (NYSE: NWS) exec Richard Schmaeling has been appointed SVP and CFO, succeeding Bart Catalane, who left in August to sign on as CFO of Previously, Schmaeling served as SVP-finance at *Dow Jones*. Robert Richter has been upped to SVP-new media from his previous post as SVP-Internet. Both of them will report to president and CEO Vincent Sadusky. (Via AP)

MySpace: Valeh Vakili is the latest exec to join the social net giant as SVP-sales strategy and operations. In this new position, she’ll oversee the account management team and focus on pricing, packaging and inventory management. Prior to joining MySpace, Vakili worked at *Yahoo*, where she helped lead the integration of the company’s search, display, Blue Lithium and Right Media sales teams as director-U.S. sales ops.

Spotzer: The video ad group has hired Yellowbook exec Gordon Henry as president of the North and South American businesses. With over 20 years of ad and publishing experience, he was previously CMO and SVP of Yellowbook, and earlier held marketing and busis dev positions at Knight Ridder/Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. Release.

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