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Time Inc.’s New CEO Makes First Hire

Joe Ripp, Time Inc.’s new CEO, isn’t wasting any time getting settled. Though he doesn’t officially begin until September, Ripp has made his first hire: Jeff Bairstow. Bairstow will be Time Inc.’s new CFO.

Bairstow comes to Time Inc. from Digital First Media — a company that manages MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company — where served as president. Bairstow had been with Digital First since 2011.

Bairstow is succeeding Howard Averill, who is shifting to the CFO role at Time Warner.

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