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Time Website Revamp Delayed

Those of you waiting on the new Time.com are going to have to wait a bit longer. The New York Post is reporting that Time.com’s relaunch has been pushed back, and might not happen until six weeks from now.

Time has been planning an update to its website since back in May, when Edward Felsenthal,Time.com’s managing editor, mentioned wanting to increase the site’s impact. “We want to play in a bigger space and on a bigger scale,” he said then.

Details about the new Time.com are still few and far between. The Post has learned that its being designed by Big Human, and it’ll be the agency’s first news site project. There will be more video and — as with most media companies these days — more native ads.

Even though the Time.com revamp has been in the news (okay, maybe just media nerd news) since May, Nancy Gibbs, Time’s managing editor, isn’t worried about the site’s timetable. “At various times, it had different dates attached to it, but I’m not terribly focused on a fixed date,” she told the Post.

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Sam Jacobs Joins Time.com as Senior Editor

Time has added Sam Jacobs as a senior editor for Time.com. Jacobs comes to Time from Reuters, where he served as national political correspondent since late 2011. Jacobs has also worked for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

The memo announcing the addition — from Rick Stengel and Edward Felsenthal — is below.

Jacobs joins Time June 17.

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Time Plans Site Revamp, Hires Staff

Time.com is about to get a makeover, and as part of that, the magazine is hiring. Adweek is reporting that Time, led by Edward Felsenthal, Time.com’s managing editor, is hiring 30 staffers. The new additions are expected to focus on the digital side. ”We want to play in a bigger space and on a bigger scale,” Felsenthal told Adweek. “We play in the general news space very strongly, and we want to play stronger.”

WWD, on the other hand, says that Time is only hiring “around 15 staffers to fill junior and senior positions.” So which one is correct? Well, who really cares. The important thing is that Time is hiring. No need to nitpick.

Meanwhile, details on the new look Time.com are scarce. Adweek notes that it will be mobile friendly and WWD has sources claiming it’s going to look like The Daily Beast. As long as it’s not covered in GIFs, we’ll be happy with whatever.

Time Launches Olympic Site

To prepare everyone for all that the Olympics bring — cheering for people swimming back and forth in a straight line many times, being disappointed in athletes who are far superior to us — Time has launched a special site dedicated to the games.

Olympics.Time.com features a wide array of content, from 50 competitors we should all be watching to a slideshow packed with some great Time Olympic issue covers of the past.

“From now through the end of the Games, Time’s London bureau, led by Europe editor Catherine Mayer, will have daily coverage of the athletic and cultural phenomenon that is the Summer Olympics,” added Time.com’s managing editor, Cathy Sharick, in a memo.

Ana Marie Cox Named GQ D.C. Correspondent

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Congrats to Ana Marie Cox, who has had no trouble finding a new job after her gig as correspondent at Air America expired when the media company shuttered in late January. The frequent Rachel Maddow guest (and substitute host) will be putting her prolific knowledge of the D.C. scene to good use as the new Washington correspondent for G.Q., helping shape the magazine’s D.C. Power List to be “less like a best-dressed list, and more like a Billboard 100,” as she told Politico‘s Michael Calderone this morning. This will be Cox’s first time working at a monthly magazine, though before the Condé Nast title she was Time.Com‘s Washington editor. Cox is perhaps most famous for founding the D.C. political snark blog, Wonkette.

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FishbowlNY’s 2009 Lists: The Year’s Biggest Moves In Media

door.jpgThis year — full of flux and uncertainty about where the media is heading — has resulted in a vast number of job changes and departures across all matter of media companies and publications. In almost every field of journalism, big names have either been fired, promoted, retired, or simply moved on to more lucrative positions. Here, we take a look back at the biggest industry shakeups of 2009.

The Biggest Move in Magazines: Stephen Adler leaving BusinessWeek.
When editor Stephen Adler announced his departure from BusinessWeek this October following the magazine’s sale to Bloomberg LP, he wasn’t just making a statement, he was starting a trend. Soon he was followed by some of his former colleagues, like John Byrne and BusinessWeek‘s president Keith Fox, who decided to stay with magazine’s original parent, McGraw-Hill. (Not to mention all of those who involuntarily left the pub not long after.) It takes a lot of chutzpah to up and quit your editor gig in the middle of this turbulent media landscape, it takes even more to get your coworkers to come with you. Fortunately for Adler, he’s already landed another gig at Thomson Reuters.

Runners Up: Time.com managing editor Josh Tyrangiel comes on board as editor at Businessweek; Marie Claire‘s publisher Susan Plagemann joins Vogue; Nancy Berger Cardone of shuttered Gourmet takes Plagemann’s spot at Marie Claire; Janice Min leaves Us Weekly; Mariette DiChristina becomes Scientific American‘s first female editor-in-chief.

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TVNewser: Time magazine’s Person of the Year will be unveiled Wednesday on the “Today” show.

WebNewser: Who said print is dying? Web-only alternative newspaper Jersey City Independent has purchased lifestyle print magazine NEW.

minOnline: Time.com and CNNMoney.com have cleaned up their article pages to look cleaner and less cluttered.

Deadline Hollywood: Nikki Finke reports that NBC Universal‘s Lauren Zalaznick is in talks to become president of entertainment for MTV and VH1.

Time Inc. Closes Door on Buyouts Today

6a00d83455e65969e20120a653371f970b-320wi.jpgAs People magazine celebrates Johnny Depp as the “Sexiest Man Of The Year” (again), everything is not well in the state of People‘s publisher Time Inc. The company is still looking to trim $100 million from its budget through layoffs and buyouts, which could include up to 90 editorial positions at Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Time magazine and Money.

According to Keith Kelly in today’s New York Post, layoffs at Time are only a hair away, as the publisher should find out today how many people from their titles have stepped forward to accept buyouts.

Kelly already has the name of one high-ranking staff member who is gracefully bowing out of the competition: Fortune managing editor Steve Koepp, who has worked at Time Inc. for 29 years, will be taking one of the buyout offers. Another top Time Inc. editor, Time.com managing editor Josh Tyrangiel, has also removed himself from the staff, by accepting the top editor position at BusinessWeek. Fortune is looking to layoff 40 staffers compared to 12 at Time magazine, Kelly reports. (We’re hearing the number at Fortune might actually be closer to 25.)

Time Runs Out For Buyout Volunteers; Layoffs LoomNew York Post

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Time Editor Tyrangiel To Lead Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek

tyrangiel.jpgThis morning, Bloomberg LP named Time magazine’s deputy managing editor Josh Tyrangiel as the next editor of the recently acquired BusinessWeek.

Tyrangiel, who was also the managing editor of Time.com, was instrumental in the recent relaunch of the Web site. He will be replacing Stephen Adler who announced that he was stepping down from his post last month after Bloomberg acquired the weekly pub in early October. Tyrangiel will be reporting to Norman Pearlstine, Bloomberg’s chief content officer, who in turn will report to Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg.

Pearlstine, a former editor-in-chief of Time Inc., first met Tyrangiel while working at the magazine publisher. “I saw Josh in a number of leadership positions as he took on increasing responsibilities at Time…” Pearlstine said. “Josh is recognized within Time Inc. and its parent, Time Warner Inc., as an ‘editor’s editor’ and a natural leader. His understanding of the ways in which print and online publications can work together will serve Bloomberg well as we expand our consumer media offerings.”

Before joining Time, Tyrangiel worked at Vibe and Rolling Stone and produced news for MTV.

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WebNewser: Time.com launched technology, entertainment, culture and games channel Techland.

AgencySpy: Another Time Inc. story: as part of its yearlong Assignment Detroit project, Time is sponsoring a contest in which five Michigan-based ad agencies are competing for a chance to market the Motor City to young people.

New York Times: Find yourself wondering what BusinessWeek will look like under Bloomberg LP? Take a peek into the inner workings of the company that seeks to be “the world’s most influential news organization.”

AdAge: What life is like after print for publications like PC Magazine, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Christian Science Monitor.

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