Paul Fichtenbaum to Step Down as Editor of Sports Illustrated Group

The Time Inc. vet is moving on.

Paul Fichtenbaum, who has been with Time Inc. since 1989, is stepping down as editor of the Sports Illustrated Group. His last day is June 30.

Fichtenbaum first joined SI as a senior editor. He served as managing editor/editor in chief from 2004 to 2012 then was promoted to editorial director of the SI Group. Fichtenbaum was named editor of the group in late 2012.

“I have been with Sports Illustrated since I was a kid and after more than a quarter century, I decided it was time to explore new challenges,” said Fichtenbaum, in a statement. “We have been talking about this for a while and now is the perfect time to make the change.”

Time Inc. is expected to announce Fichtenbaum’s successor soon.