- Nikhil Kumar joins as senior editor of Time International. Kumar comes to Time from The Independent, where he was New York correspondent.
- Dan Stewart joins as deputy editor for Time’s continuous news desk. Stewart was previously a senior editor at The Week.
Sam Lansky joins as deputy culture editor. He most recently worked as a senior editor for Idolator.
- Sam Frizell comes to Time as a breaking news reporter. Frizell has written for Reuters, The Atlantic and more.
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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.
Well, this isn’t that surprising. Pope Francis has been chosen (no pun intended religious bros!) as Time’s Person of The Year. The runner-up — Edward Snowden — was our choice. But hey, that’s life. Snowden was followed by Edith Windsor, Bashar Assad and Ted Cruz. Let’s all be thankful that although Miley Cyrus was in the top 10, she didn’t crack the top five.
Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly—young and old, faithful and cynical—as has Pope Francis. In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time: about wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of women, the nature of marriage, the temptations of power…. He is embracing complexity and acknowledging the risk that a church obsessed with its own rights and righteousness could inflict more wounds than it heals…. For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest church to confronting its deepest needs, and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is Time’s 2013 Person of the Year.
Maybe next year Time will pick someone who thinks women can make decisions about their own bodies and doesn’t think gay marriage is wrong. But until then, congrats Pope Francis.
Time’s Person of The Year has been narrowed down to 10 people; only three of which are women. So, sorry women. You should probably do more good things to have a shot at winning the award next year. Or at least just stick your tongue out a lot and make shitty music. That seemed to work for Miley Cyrus.
Below are the 10 finalists. Nancy Gibbs, Time’s managing editor, will announce the winner Wednesday, December 11 on the Today show.
Time has struck a deal to partner with Twitter for the magazine’s annual “Person of The Year” award. The ultimate winner is always picked by Time’s editors, so it doesn’t really matter what you think, but if you want to vote anyway, you can. All you have to do is tweet using the hashtag #TimePOY or tweet Time with your thoughts on the matter.
We should note that the person who accumulates the most reader votes is awarded the “Reader’s Choice” Person of The Year, so it’s not completely worthless.
The real winner, the person who gets their mug on a Time cover, will be announced by Nancy Gibbs, Time’s managing editor, Wednesday, December 11 on the Today show.
Duffy has been with Time since 1985. He has served as Pentagon reporter, Washington bureau chief, nation editor and executive editor. Jones joined Time in 2008 as arts editor. She most recently served as executive editor. Jones has overseen many of Time’s special issues, including Person of the Year and the Time 100.
Below is the full memo from Nancy Gibbs, managing editor of Time, announcing the promotions.
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.
Remember the FOLIO:40 that comes out every April? Well, it’s now called the FOLIO:100 and is out now.
The altered seasonal impetus was driven by a desire to coincide the publication of the list with FOLIO:‘s MediaNext conference scheduled for October 28-30. As far as adding 60 slots, editorial director Bill Mickey explains the expanded room is designed to reflect a dramatically altered media landscape:
The very definition of a magazine publisher has changed so much — from the products it creates to the way it builds its audience — that a list of 40 innovators seemed positively quaint.
Nancy Gibbs hasn’t been managing editor of Time for long, but she has already made some big moves. Gibbs just sent out a memo announcing three promotions and 11 new hires. Below are the details, followed by Gibbs’ full note.
- Michael Crowley has been promoted to chief foreign affairs correspondent; Massimo Calabresi has been upped to deputy Washington bureau chief; and Catherine Mayer is now an editor-at-large.
- Isaac Guzmán has been named culture editor. He comes to Time from The New York Post, where he served eight years as the Sunday features editor.
- Matt Vella has been named business editor. He most recently worked at Fortune.
- Jessica Roy is Time’s new Newsfeed editor. She most recently worked at The New York Observer, overseeing its Betabeat blog.
- Dan Hirschhorn will serve as Time’s continuous news editor, a new role at the magazine.
- Web reporters hired: Eliana Dockterman, Charlotte Alter, Denver Nicks, Noah Rayman, Laura Stampler, Joseph Lin, Mia Tramz.
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Time Magazine Names Its First Female Managing Editor (NYT)
Nancy Gibbs was named the new managing editor of Time magazine on Tuesday, the first woman to become the top editor at the newsweekly in its 90-year history. Gibbs, who started at Time as a fact-checker 28 years ago, succeeds Richard Stengel, who is leaving to work for the State Department after seven years in the job. She was most recently Stengel’s deputy. The Wrap “I cannot think of a more perfect person than Nancy Gibbs to lead Time,” said Time, Inc. editor-in-chief Martha Nelson. “With Nancy at the helm, I expect Time to continue to flourish and grow on every platform.” WWD Gibbs’ first order of business, she said in an interview following her appointment, is a relaunch of Time.com in November that she said prepares it to fight off the competition. In the context of describing the new site, which is led by Edward Felsenthal, formerly of The Daily Beast, Gibbs also mounted a defense of the relevance of the weekly. Adweek While Gibbs said that she was more than content as a writer — and plans to continue writing, both for the magazine and books, as managing editor — the opportunity to play a larger role at Time was hard to turn down. FishbowlNY Gibbs was previously deputy managing editor and ranks as one of the most published writers in Time‘s history. She also holds the distinction of having written the most Time cover stories and has co-authored, with colleague Michael Duffy, the presidential histories The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity (2012) and The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House (2007). Time Gibbs: “I am committed to using every new tool — and those not yet invented — to engage readers in a conversation with the world’s best thinkers about what works, what’s smart, what’s scary, what’s stirring, and I will always invite you to help us, challenge us, correct us, join us.”
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