FanSided Appoints Editor in Chief

Jim Cavan started earlier this month.

Jim Cavan (pictured), senior editor of The Cauldron, has moved over to a newly created position at a sister Time Inc. sports site FanSided. And his timing is good.

From today’s announcement:

Through the first half of 2016, the FanSided network experienced 80% average monthly year-over-year growth in unique monthly visitors, the fastest growth rate in sports media among the top 15 digital sports networks. Also, according to the June 2016 comScore report, the FanSided network’s monthly unique visitors grew to more than 10 million, up 105% from the previous year, with page views up 312% and mobile-specific visitors increasing 145% to 8.2 million.

Cavan will report to Patrick Allen, FanSided vp of content. Mike Dyce, previously the site’s managing editor, will assume the title of senior director of editorial operations. Moving forward he will oversee the launch of new FanSided properties and the development of new content. Other recent FanSided appointments include senior NBA editor Ian Levy, entertainment editor Ani Bundel and video producer-reporter Kayla Knierim.

Photo courtesy: Time Inc.