TOP NEWS Hires Editorial Director

Santa Monica-based announced that Kevin Smith has joined the company as Editorial Director. Smith joins from Primedia Group, where he was Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend, and where he also was an editor at Car and Driver, Automobile, and Off-Road magazines. Edmunds said that Smith will help the company expand its editorial content and broadband video. The company said that it is looking to expand its relationships with automakers with new product introductions and vehicle testing.