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Posts Tagged ‘Laura Hibbard’

Time Promotes One, Adds Three

Time just promoted one staffer and added three. Below are the highlights, followed by a memo announcing the changes, from Time’s managing editor Nancy Gibbs, and Time.com’s managing editor, Edward Felsenthal.

  • Kelly Conniff has been promoted to special projects editor, overseeing long-term packages and lists. She joined Time two years ago as social media editor.
  • Laura Hibbard has been named audience engagement editor, a new role at Time. She comes to the magazine from The Huffington Post.
  • Michael Lester has been named associate video producer. He was most recently video editor for Talking Points Memo.
  • Sarah Begley has been named digital operations editor. She most recently worked at The Daily Beast.

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All Things Are Relative in This Q&A with HuffPo Social Media Editor

They’re cousins. After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism, he – Matthew Hibbard – became social media editor at the St. Louis Business Journal while she – Laura Hibbard (pictured) – headed to New York to work for Arianna Huffington.

In a fun little interview piece today in his paper, he asks her to detail the NYC social media beat. It’s safe to say Laura’s duties at The Huffington Post are a little more involved:

The main Huffington Post Twitter account publishes a new tweet every five minutes 24/7. Yes, even at 1 a.m. in the morning.

“There are people online at 1 a.m., specifically on the west coast and our international audience,” Laura said. “Plus, if our tweet gets one click, what’s the harm in that?”

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