AMI’s top man — David Pecker — is being considered for the top spot at Time Inc. According to the New York Post, Jeff Bewkes has met with Pecker about becoming Time Inc.’s CEO when it spins off. Bewkes has indicated that he wants the new CEO in place before the summer.
As you might expect, Time Inc. staffers aren’t that excited about Pecker. He has kept AMI afloat for so many years through multiple, massive cuts, which won’t exactly inspire confidence in him.
One Time Inc. insider told the Post that if Pecker took the job, there would be plenty of people who would voluntarily depart the publishing house. The source added, “It would really rock the journalists in the company.” We assume the person meant rock in the bad way, not the Slash way.