Alan Murray, one week into his tenure as Time Inc.’s chief content officer, has made quite the splash.
In a memo to staffers, Murray unveiled a new editorial structure with no publishers and editorial directors overseeing four groups that comprise all of Time Inc.’s brands. Those editorial directors will report to Murray.
“I’m announcing a series of changes designed to put an editorial structure in place that will both nourish those great brands and improve our ability to take advantage of opportunities that cut across individual titles and to find more efficient ways to work together,” wrote Murray, in the memo.
Let’s get to the details, shall we? Because there’s a lot.
Nancy Gibbs will be editorial director for the News Group, which includes Time, Fortune, Money, Time for Kids and Motto. She will continue as editor of Time.
People’s editor, Jess Cagle, will also serve as editorial director for the Celebrity, Entertainment and Style Group, which includes People, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, StyleWatch, People en Español, Essence, Instant and xoJane.
Chris Stone will continue to be editorial director of the Sports Group, which will include Sports Illustrated, Golf and SI Kids.
Nathan Lump will be editorial director of the Lifestyle Group, which includes Real Simple, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Sunset, Coastal Living, Health, Cooking Light, Cozi and MyRecipes. Nathan will continue as editor of Travel + Leisure.
Michael Duffy will add editorial director, Time Inc., to his role of deputy managing editor. He reports to Murray.
Alex Brez has been named editorial operations and finance director for the Celebrity, Entertainment and Style and Sports groups.
Health’s editor, Clare McHugh, will also serve as editorial operations and finance director for the News and Lifestyle groups.
Will Lee has been named digital director for the Celebrity, Entertainment and Style and Sports groups. He’ll remain digital editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly.
Time digital editor Edward Felsenthal will add digital director for the News and Lifestyle groups to his role.
Lisa Arbetter, currently editor of StyleWatch, will serve as interim editor of InStyle. She’ll remain editor of StyleWatch.