Google hires 'Rolling Stone' publisher

Rolling Stone publisher Tim Castelli leaving to be New York sales director for Google, according to

Google has hired the publisher of Rolling Stone magazine to be its sales director in New York, according to a report that was confirmed by a Rolling Stone spokeswoman.

Tim Castelli has been publisher of Rolling Stone since April 2006. Before that he was associate publisher at Maxim magazine.

As a magazine executive who moved to Google he follows in the footsteps of former Time magazine President Eileen Naughton. She joined Google as head of ad sales in New York last year.

Spokespeople at Google did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

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