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Bobby Ghosh Named Time International Editor

Bobby Ghosh has been named the new editor of Time International. Ghosh has been with Time since 1998. He was most recently deputy editor of Time International. In 2007, Ghosh was named a senior editor of Time Europe. He has also been Time’s Baghdad bureau chief.

“He is entrepreneurial by nature and has many ideas on how to grow the Time brand,” wrote Rick Stengel, Time’s managing editor, in a memo. “And, finally, this appointment has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that he saved me from getting tear-gassed in Tahrir Square last year. Congratulations to Bobby on his new role. He will be great.”

Ghosh is succeeding Jim Frederick, who is moving on from Time to pursue other interests. He will remain a contributing editor to Time.

The memo from Martha Nelson and Stengel is below.

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Time Names New Europe Editor

Time has promoted Catherine Mayer to the role of Europe Editor. Mayer joined Time in 2004 and has been the magazine’s London Bureau Chief since 2006.

Mayer now joins the ranks of  Jim Frederick, Time International’s Editor and Zoher Abdoolcarim, the magazine’s Asia Editor.

“She [Mayer] will help Time expand, deepen and enrich our international coverage on all platforms and work closely with our business side to seek out new opportunities for growth,” wrote Rick Stengel in an internal memo. He added that she will continue to pen British culture pieces and profiles “as often as her new duties will allow.”

Time Names New Editor of Time International

Time magazine has named Jim Frederick as the new Editor of Time International. Frederick was most recently Managing Editor of Time’s website. Via an internal memo, Rick Stengel said Frederick will fit perfectly in the new role.

“Jim knows our European and Asian editions from firsthand experience… His passion for excellence, his gift for collaboration, his ability to see around corners and plan for the long term while remaining nimble in the face of breaking news, have all served Time digital well and will be essential as he helps lead Time International to new growth and strength,” said Stengel.

Time Joins Tumblr

We’re big fans of magazines having a Tumblr presence, so we’re excited to announce that Time has joined the social networking site with not one, but two new blogs. The first — Time Lightbox — is a shortened version of the magazine’s Lightbox blog, and features fantastic photos gathered by Time’s photo editors.

The second, simply titled Time, will not only provide news, but also link to the extensive Time archives and give readers the story behind the story. In a memo, Jim Frederick, the Executive Editor of Time, said he believes it has a chance to be special.

“Since 1923 we’ve reported on world events and helped to create the first draft of history,” explained Frederick. “And somewhere along the way, Time has become a part of history, too. Time on Tumblr aims to be a digital scrapbook of this institution’s vintage work, its indelible cultural influence and our own anecdotes on the work we do.”

He also called upon Time staffers to submit material to the person behind the Tumblr — Allie Townsend — if they come upon anything notable.

Tumblr is a great way to extend a magazine’s brand. When it’s done right it can really bring a good amount of eyes to the title or a specific piece. We’re sure Time will get it and provide some worthwhile (and re-bloggable!) material.

Radhika Jones is Named an Executive Editor at Time

Radhika Jones has been promoted to executive editor at Time magazine. Jones, who has been with the pub three years today, has edited the last two TIME 100 issues and the Mark Zuckerberg “Person of the Year” issue.

Jones joined Time from the Paris Review, where she was managing editor. She began her journalism career at the Moscow Times, where she started as a copy editor.

Jones joins Time’s two other executive editors, Nancy Gibbs and Jim Frederick, who is also the managing editor of TIME.com.

Memo from Time Inc. EIC John Huey and Time managing editor Rick Stengel, after the jump…

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Time.com Scores Record High Web Traffic

Time.com scored its fourth record traffic month this May with 209 million page views and 28 million uniques reported, according to an internal memo from Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel and Time.com Managing Editor Jim Frederick. Of course, a lot of sites are reporting record traffic, as the death of Osama bin Laden provided a huge news boost to everyone. But Stengel and Frederick said the increase over the past fourth months indicated that this was not a “one-time freakishly large bump.”

Rather, the growth is attributed to the launch of several new verticals. “Newsfeed is simply a juggernaut. Techland has been reinvigorated with a new editor. Healthland continues to be a leader in online health journalism. Blogs like Global Spin, Ecocentric, and Tuned In have developed dedicated, loyal followings… And we keep adding to our offerings: Lightbox, a revamped Swampland, Battleland and, most recently Moneyland, have all been successful launches. And there are more to come.”

We hope they keep this up — it’s great news all around for magazines trying to survive in the new digital order.