Get Media Industry Alerts
Visit min's sister site:


Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn   Google+   
Latest Issue »
Subscribe Now »
Get 4
Free Issues »
BREAKING NEWS & VIEWS

Martha Nelson Officially Named Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief


Wednesday, December 19, 2012


What was expected became reality Tuesday (Dec. 18) when Time Inc. CEO (since Jan. 2012) Laura Lang announced the promotion of Style & Entertainment Group/Lifestyle Group editorial director (since 2010) Martha Nelson to corporate editor-in-chief. Predecessor (since 2006) John Huey is retiring at year-end (he told New York Times "Media Equation" columnist David Carr that he will be at Harvard on a teaching fellowship in 2013), and Nelson's past success made her the easy choice.

Arguably, Nelson's biggest magazine achievement was as InStyle founding managing editor in 1994. IS turned out to be Time Inc.'s second most successful launch after People (1974), and that was not a given at the time because earlier attempts of People spinoffs (led by Picture Week in the 1980s) had failed. Nelson moved to People managing editor in 2002, and it was under her watch that spinoffs People StyleWatch and People Country successfully launched and People.com became the top celebrity Web site.

In Jan. 2006, Nelson's corporate ladder-climb started as People Group editor (her People successor Larry Hackett has always reported to her) followed by Time Inc. Group editor and Style & Entertainment Group editor.

"Editor-in-chief" is unique in the Time Inc. culture in that only one person holds the title. The leaders at individual magazines are typically managing editors. Most will report directly to Nelson when she starts after New Year's Day.

And Nelson is the first female editor-in-chief in Time Inc.'s nearly 90-year history. Her six male predecessors include Huey, Norman Pearlstine, Jason McManus, and the late Henry A. Grunwald.



If you have breaking news to share please contact min's editors.


Friend Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/minOnline.

COMMENTS

min's Magazine Media Awards Breakfast
June 15 | Yale Club, NYC
Register Today

min's Integrated Marketing Awards
Entry Deadline: June 17
Enter Today

min Webinar:
How To Get Even More From Facebook

June 21 | 1:30 - 3:00 (ET)
Register Today

See all events and awards

Search Jobs
Media Jobs
Publisher
Stagnito Business Information
Randolph, NJ

Sales Director
Star Tribune Media
Minneapolis, MN

Associate Editor/Content Specialist
Specialty Food Association
New York City

Audience Development Director
Sosland Publishing Company
Kansas City, MO

Senior Writer
Angie's List
Indianapolis, IN


White Papers
Get even smarter.  Need a quick primer on a media topic? Download a white paper!

Optimizing Your Printer Services - By MRI

Media Insights: minsider Viewpoints from the Front Lines - By min


View Whitepapers
min Contests

min contests





Want to sponsor a min contest?

Inside min This Week




min
Free Eletters — Sign up Now