Jim Frederick Named Time Magazine International Editor

By Steve Cohn
09/26/2011

On Friday (Sept. 23), Time managing editor Rick Stengel promoted Time.com managing editor Jim Frederick to Time International editor (also U.S. executive editor). There, Frederick fills the 18-month vacancy first created by 2004-2010 predecessor Michael Elliott becoming Time deputy m.e.  Elliott then left the magazine in June 2011 to become CEO of the musician Bono’s One Foundation.

Stengel praised Frederick’s Time.com work for helping to "unify print and digital in a way that we had once only imagined. Under his guidance, the site has launch new verticals and apps and extended our content to pretty much everything under the sun."

Those are lofty words, because a past Time.com m.e. under Stengel was Josh Tyrangiel, whose success led to his October 2009 hire as Bloomberg Businessweek editor.

Frederick is also a former London-based Time senior editor and Tokyo bureau chief. His coverage of the Iraq war led to his 2010 book Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Descent Into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death (Crown Publishing).

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