Craig Hitchcock has been promoted to publishing director of Variety Inc. and Cathy Field has been hired as managing director of marketing.

Hitchcock will continue to report to group veepee and publisher Charlie Koones.

In addition to supervising advertising sales for both Daily Variety and Variety, Hitchcock, a 16-year veteran of RBI, will manage sales and promotions for Variety.com.

“Craig’s insight into the entertainment industry, combined with his experience in publishing and sales management, have proven invaluable to our organization,” Koones said.

Reporting to associate publisher Madelyn Hammond, Field will oversee creative advertising, events and trade shows, as well as publicity and promo activities for Daily Variety, Variety and Variety.com. She was previously director of marketing for Los Angeles magazine.

“Cathy’s strong experience in promotion and advertising will further increase the strength of the Variety brands and take our marketing activities to a new level,” Hammond said.