Jim Impoco, the business journalism vet who had the misfortune of being fired by Portfolio Editor-in-Chief Joanne Lipman last year before the Condé Nast business publication folded earlier this year, has taken up a new post at Reuters.
Impoco, a longtime editor for The New York Times, has been appointed enterprise editor for Reuters Americas, a newly created position that will conceptualize and edit “groundbreaking and innovative stories and multimedia packages,” Reuters said.
“Reuters is an impressively large and influential platform, and I am sincerely flattered that they have asked me to try my hand at this,” Impoco said in a statement. “To be able to shape feature stories at an organization with Reuters reach is a dream job. No matter what happens to our industry, Reuters is certain to remain in the thick of it.”
In addition to working as the Sunday Business editor for the Times, Impoco has also previously served as assistant managing editor at Fortune magazine and was a Tokyo-based reporter for the Associated Press and Tokyo bureau chief for U.S. News & World Report.
Not long after his ouster from Portfolio last year, Impoco was named executive editor at Men’s Journal. He has also been contributing to other outlets like the Times magazine and Mediaite.com.