Ryan Stern lost her appetite for Foodbuzz and Federated Media Publishing, as she left her post as vice president of publishing for both entities to join Glam Media in the newly created position of VP of social communities, where she will run newly created unit Glam Social Communities.

Stern will report to recently appointed senior VP, Glam Publisher Network and business development Jennifer Salant, and she will be responsible for growing the company’s collection of more than 2,000 publishers, bloggers, and authors, and creating social activation and community programs.

At Foodbuzz, Stern developed content and advertising relationships with more than 4,500 bloggers and drove its social and community marketing platform for brand marketers.

Glam Media chairman and CEO Samir Arora said:

Just like Glam Media innovated the first publisher blog network in 2005, we are now building the next-generation social communities platform for authors. As the largest and most loved publisher-driven content media company, Glam is dedicated to bringing the power and scale of our innovative model to authors building social communities.

Stern added:

As someone who has been deeply immersed in creating communities and curating topical content from authors, Glam is ultimately the No. 1 company to work at if you want to fundamentally transform the way authors want to build social communities at scale. Glam has built an amazing collection of great vertical content channels and offers bloggers and authors tremendous potential to grow their audiences and connect them with the world’s largest advertisers.