Time Inc. has named Nancy Gibbs as Time’s new Deputy Managing Editor, which makes her the lead person to eventually succeed Rick Stengel. Stengel told The New York Post “I’m not going anywhere soon,” but added that he’d be reevaluating his path after the election.
Stengel said in an internal memo that Gibbs had definitely showed that she could handle the position. “Well, when it comes to Nancy, you already know the historic stuff: most covers written – among them four presidential election nights, Columbine, Katrina, the great original 9/11 cover (and a wonderful essay in this 9/11 + 10 issue) — a record that will never be broken,” said Stengel. “But what you don’t know is how Nancy has applied some of those same cover-writing skills to her work as a manager: she has brought great creativity to dealing with the business side, she has excelled at planning stories and covers many months in advance, and she has been a perfect mentor to writers and editors.”