"David Carey was named president of Hearst Magazines in June 2010. Carey is also a member of the Board of Directors of Hearst Corporation. During his tenure at Hearst, Carey has been instrumental in many important initiatives, including the acquisition of more than 100 magazines in 14 countries from Lagardère SCA, which greatly expanded Hearst’s footprint in both the U.S. and internationally; the development of HGTV Magazine in partnership Scripps; the creation of the Hearst App Lab, a state-of-the-art media lab and interactive learning center in Hearst Tower; and the continued expansion of Hearst's leadership position in tablets and e-reading.
"Prior to joining Hearst, Carey was group president at Condé Nast, where he oversaw that company’s media properties targeted to business and executive audiences. He was also a member of the company's executive committee. Carey's experience includes leading the print/digital startup of Portfolio and Portfolio.com; vice president and publisher of The New Yorker from 1998 to 2005, returning it to profitability after many years of losses; and re-launch publisher of House & Garden.
"He was the founding publisher of SmartMoney, a joint venture between Hearst and The Wall Street Journal, which reached profitability after two years and was named “Magazine of the Year” by Advertising Age. Carey started his career at Esquire, and then joined Hearst Magazines in a business development role and became marketing director for Cosmopolitan before the launch of SmartMoney in 1992.
"Among other honors, Carey was named industry “Publisher of the Year” by Adweek in 2005 and 2011, and was selected by Folio as a member of its “Dream Team” of publishing executives. He has also received the Hall of Achievement award from the American Advertising Federation. In 2010, Media Industry Newsletter inducted Carey into its industry Hall of Fame. Carey serves on the boards of the Magazine Publishers of America and the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). He is also a board member of the Harry Winston Diamond Corporation and a member of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Advisory Committee. Carey is a graduate of UCLA."
Resources and articles
- Hearst Magazines Home, organizational web page, accessed February 21, 2013.