Time Inc. EVPs Paul Caine and Evelyn Webster announced today that longtime executive Fran Hauser has been promoted to president of digital for the company’s Style & Entertainment and Lifestyle groups. Hauser comes with years of experience at style & entertainment mags including People, InStyle, and Entertainment Weekly and will now manage all of Time Inc.’s women’s brands including lifestyle titles such as Real Simple, Southern Living, and Myrecipes.com. Hauser will work under Caine and Webster as she looks to expand her groups’ online reach. Caine believes Hauser’s experience proves that she will flourish with her increased responsibilities.
Fran has done an excellent job in steering the Style & Entertainment Group to its leadership position in the digital arena. Thanks to Fran, we are having notable success with our websites as well as our more than 20 products for tablets and mobile devices that, in aggregate, attract more than 25 million monthly users. I look forward to Fran continuing her exciting work with the Style & Entertainment Group and generating the same impressive results for the Lifestyle Group.
Hauser has already served as president of digital for the Style & Entertainment group for over two years and in her tenure has overseen the acquisition of Stylefeeder and spearheaded the group’s e-commerce and social media initiatives. Prior to that she was president of People digital from 2006 to 2008 after joining the company in 2003 as executive producer of Time Inc. interactive. Before Time Inc., Hauser worked as VP of AOL’s programming group.