U.S. News & World Report, in yet another of the major personnel reshufflings that have occurred since Mortimer Zuckerman bought the weekly news magazine in October, has announced a series of new appointments, this time on the corporate side. Bill Harris, a marketing and circulation director with Time Inc. for the past four years, and Jake Winebaum, also formerly with Time, will have responsibility for the corporation's circulation operations as vice presidents for consumer marketing and circulation, respectively. Separately, U.S. News announced six new appointments from within its ranks. In the manufacturing area: Robert N. Carr, was promoted to vice president for manufacturing; John J. Tuohey, to senior vice president for technology; Neil O. Rice, to director of procurement; Judith A. Holleran, to director of manufacturing technology, and David R. Whitacre, to director of magazine manufacturing. Also, Carol O'Leary, a 13-year veteran of U.S. News, was promoted to director of personnel.

USA Today, the colorful national newspaper of Rosslyn-based Gannett Co. Inc., has promoted deputy managing editors Ray L. Gniewek (Page One), Hal O. Ritter (Money) and Joe M. Urschel (Life) to managing editors. Additionally, Sheryl J. Bills, managing editor for Life; J. Taylor Buckley, managing editor for Money; Robert A. Dubill, assistant executive editor, and Nancy J. Woodhull, managing editor for News, have been appointed senior editors, a relatively new post at the newspaper that includes responsibility for long-range projects.