Martha Nelson, an editorial director at Time since 2010, has been promoted to editor-in-chief. Nelson, who assumes the top editorial position next month, becomes only the seventh editor-in-chief in the company’s 90-year history, and the first woman to hold that role at Time.
“This is the most exciting time in our company’s history and I’m thrilled to take on the role of editor-in-chief,” Nelson says. “We have a unique group of powerful brands led by talented and passionate people. Our commitment to journalistic excellence combined with our drive for innovation makes me confident in our future.”
Nelson has spent 20 years at Time Inc. — launching new franchises, reinvigorating others, and amassing numerous honors along the way, including being named one of the World’s Most Powerful Women three years in a row by Forbes magazine.