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Time Promotes Ten, Adds Three

Time_magazine_logoTime has made a slew of moves today. Below are the many details.

  • Tom Weber has been named executive editor. Weber has most recently served as Time’s assistant managing editor. He joined the magazine two years ago.
  • Susanna Schrobsdorff has been named assistant managing editor/living editor. She has been with Time since 1985.
  • Courtney Harris Weingarten has been promoted from deputy copy chief to copy chief. She has been with Time since 2007.
  • Christine Lim has been named editorial technology manager, a new role at Time. She joined the magazine in 2008, and most recently served as senior producer.
  • Alex Fitzpatrick has been named homepage director, also a new role at Time.

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Time Adds Ben Goldberger to Editorial Team

Time has added Ben Goldberger to its editorial team. Goldberger comes to the magazine from the Chicago News Cooperative, where he served as news editor. He was previously the founding editor of Huffington Post Chicago, HuffPo’s first local vertical.

At Time, Goldberger will serve as a senior editor, helping direct print and digital news coverage.

Below is the memo announcing Goldberger’s appointment.

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New Assistant Managing Editor at Time

Time magazine managing editor Rick Stengel just announced the addition of Tom Weber as an assistant managing editor. He will be responsible for features, both in print and online, as well as helping to shape the magazine’s digital strategy.

Weber has served as editor of SmartMoney.com, and managing editor at Newsweek/Daily Beast.

Stengel wrote in a staff announcement:

An elegant story teller and incisive editor, Tom has honed his skill working with young writers as a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton, where he serves as a trustee of The Daily Princetonian. He will continue to do that here. As we refine and redefine what matters most in the stories we feature, we welcome Tom as a great new asset in helping us strengthen TIME across all its platforms.

Newsweek/The Daily Beast Ousts Publisher Ray Chelstowski

Ray Chelstowski, Publisher of Newsweek/The Daily Beast, has been shown the door. According to the Wall Street Journal, Chelstowksi, who had been with the company for only about 10 months, was let go because of poor ad sales. Through the November 7 issue of Newsweek, ad pages were down 21 percent compared to last year.

Eric Danetz, who had most recently worked at CBS as Vice President of Interactive Sales, is taking over Chelstowski’s spot.

The change is effective immediately.

UPDATE:
The New York Times is reporting that Managing Editor Tom Weber is out as well. Weber has resigned and won’t be replaced.

UPDATE TWO:
Jeremy Peters of the Times tweeted that Newsweeks’s Executive Editor, Edward Felsenthal, has resigned. Mark Miller is rumored to be replacing Felsenthal.

Newsweek/Daily Beast Loses Managing Editor to WSJ.

Brekke Fletcher is leaving Newsweek/Daily Beast for WSJ. magazine. Fletcher was previously with Maxim, and had only been Managing Editor at Newsweek/Daily Beast for about five months.

According to Adweek, Tom Weber will be taking over for Fletcher.

Fewer Than 8.3 Staffers to Touch a WSJ Article

nm_wall_st_journal_070727_ms.jpgAre there more cuts on the way at The Wall Street Journal? Could be. Portfolio is reporting that the paper is in the midst of giving exit packages to around half a dozen top-ranking staffers including Carol Hymowitz, who writes “In The Lead,” Terri Cullen, author of “Fiscally Fit,” and Tom Weber, who co-writes the Buzzwatch blog. Unlike some recent top-level departures, none of these will be too surprising or abrupt particularly in light of the fact the Journal has reorganized more than once over the past few months.

However, there are also rumors that ahead of their move to midtown the WSJ may be about cut a large number of copy editors currently based at the paper’s office in the far off land of South Brunswick, NJ. Of course, as Jon Fine points out, this may all be part of Rupert Murdoch’s effort to reduce the number of hands that touch a WSJ story.