Time has added three staffers and promoted three others. Details are below.
Matthew Drake has been named coordinating producer. Drake comes to Time from NowThis News, a mobile, social video news company.
- Martin Gee joins Time as senior art director. Gee most recently served as senior designer at The Huffington Post. Martin’s work has appeared in publications such as Adweek, Variety and Entertainment Weekly.
- Justin Worland has been named a breaking news reporter and fact checker. Worland has previously written for Roll Call and served as an intern in the House of Representatives.
- Dan Hirschhorn has been promoted to senior editor for news. He previously served as Time’s continuous news editor.
- Jonathan Woods has been promoted to senior editor, multimedia. He previously served as a senior editor for photo and interactive.
- Charlotte Alter has been promoted from web reporter to writer.
Bobby Ghosh, who took over as Time International’s editor just last year, is leaving the magazine to join Quartz as its managing editor. Ghosh had been with Time since 1998.
During is tenure at Time Ghosh held a variety of roles. He served as Baghdad bureau chief and a correspondent in Hong Kong, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Washington DC. In 2007, Ghosh moved to London to become a senior editor at Time Europe, making him the magazine’s first non-American World editor.
“Bobby brings a sophisticated curiosity about the world, an obsessive news focus, and a strong identification with Quartz’s mission to cover the new global economy’s most important and interesting facets,” said Quartz’s editor, Kevin Delaney, in a memo.
Ghosh begins at Quartz next month.
Here’s Time Inc.’s CEO, Joe Ripp, ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange this morning. Have you ever watched one of these things? Here’s a quick breakdown: Everyone stands around as a bell is rung a few times, and then they clap and clap and clap. The end.
Time Inc. is now being traded as TIME. As of now, shares have dropped almost five percent, to $22.43. It’s going to be a long week.
The latest issue of Time is a special one. The cover is a photograph of Laverne Cox, the talented — and transgendered — actress who stars in the hit Netflix show Orange is The New Black. Eventually a major magazine featuring a transgendered person on its cover won’t be a big deal, but for now, it is.
“We are in a place now where more and more trans people want to come forward and say, ‘This is who I am.’ And more trans people are willing to tell their stories,” Cox told Time. “More of us are living visibly and pursuing our dreams visibly, so people can say, ‘Oh yeah, I know someone who is trans.’ When people have points of reference that are humanizing, that demystifies difference.”
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Time Inc. to Leave Time & Life Building (FishbowlNY)
Time Inc. is moving on. The company announced that it is moving its offices from the iconic Time & Life Building — where the publisher has been since 1959 — to Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp announced the news in an email to staff. The move will bring Time Inc. within a two-minute walk of the new Condé Nast offices at One World Trade. Deadline New York The company looked at options in New York and New Jersey. But Brookfield Place’s planned $250 million renovation — adding lots of upscale restaurants and shopping — plus “the incentive package we received from Governor Andrew Cuomo and Empire State Development drove our decision to stay in New York City,” Ripp said. Time Inc. has a long-term lease at 225 Liberty Street to occupy six floors and 700,000 square feet of office space. Variety The publishing company will ease into its new headquarters in late 2015. The relocation comes as parent company Time Warner is preparing to spin-off Time into a separate, publicly traded company on June 6. WSJ With the Time lease, Brookfield has leased about 3 million square feet of the 4.2 million square feet of Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch office space that expired in 2013.
As you know from our weekly Cover Battle feature (coming later today), FishbowlNY loves magazine covers. So we’re not exactly thrilled to learn that Time Inc. has started selling ad space on the fronts of Time and Sports Illustrated. You can go ahead and mark May 22, 2014, as the day magazine covers died.
Ad Age explains the placement of the ads:
For now the area devoted to the ads is very small: Subscribers may notice a Verizon logo in the mailing label area, next to the words ‘For Best Results Use Verizon’ and a page number for a traditional ad. Newsstand copies will print the ad by the bar code, although there won’t even be room there for the page number of the interior ad, according to a Time Inc. spokeswoman.
A couple moves to note this morning, involving Money and Mashable. Details are below.
- Laura Goldstein, the former managing editor of AOL Money & Finance and executive editor of This Old House, is joining Money as digital deputy editor. Goldstein has been freelancing since last year, with projects like developing Parade’s iPad app. Goldstein’s appointment is effective immediately.
- Mashable has named Judah Wiedre its Los Angeles and Southern California advertising director. He comes to Mashable from Flavorpill Media, where for the past three years he served as VP of digital sales.
Correction (12:52 pm):
An earlier version of this post wrongly indicated that Goldstein was joining Time. She is joining Money.
A couple revolving door items to note, involving Time and Mashable. Details below.
- Harry McCracken is leaving Time next week. McCraken has served as an editor-at-large for Time since 2012. He is the founder of Technologizer and formerly served as editor of PC World. McCraken tweeted that he was “Going to go off in search of my next adventure.”
- Sandra Gonzalez is joining Mashable as senior TV writer. Gonzalez comes to the site from Entertainment Weekly, where she has been for the past four years.
As you can see from the video, Seth Meyers was the perfect choice to host the Time 100 gala.
Meyers had jokes for everyone who made the list, including President Obama and Jeff Bezos “Two people who control an army of drones;” and Charlie Rose “Charlie plans to celebrate making the Time 100 by finally splurging for some electricity in his studio.” Sit back and enjoy.
The latest installment of Time’s annual 100 Most Influential list features more women than ever before. That’s… Something! Women still don’t make as much as men, but there’s more of them on a meaningless list now than there was in the past, so you know, baby steps. Very small, almost unnoticeable, baby steps.
Some of the women who made this year’s cut: Kerry Washington, Megyn Kelly, Amy Adams, Angela Merkel, Serena Williams, Robin Wright, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Jenji Kohan and Janet Yellen.
“The vast majority of this year’s roster reveals that while power is certain, influence is subtle,” said Time’s managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, of the list. “Power is a tool, influence is a skill. If there is a common theme in many of the tributes, it’s the eagerness to see what some engineer, actor, leader or athlete will do next. As much as this exercise chronicles the achievements of the past year, we also focus on figures whose influence is likely to grow, so we can look around the corner to see what is coming.”
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