Two days after being named to the top position at Time (although she's been effectively runnning the magazine since July), Nancy Gibbs has made her first round of hires as managing editor.
Isaac Guzmán, previously the Sunday features editor at the New York Post, was named Time’s new culture editor. Matt Vella, a tech editor at sister title Fortune, is joining as business editor. In addition, Betabeat’s Jessica Roy is now Time’s newsfeed editor and Dan Hirschhorn, most recently of the now-defunct Daily and Politico, is continuous news editor, with oversight of Time's expanding full-time news coverage and web reporting team.
On the digital side, where more than two dozen hires have already been made in advance of the Time.com relaunch later this fall, Gibbs has added another seven reporters. The new staffers—many of them recent college graduates—come with experience at digital platforms like Business Insider, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post and the Daily Beast. (In true millennial fashion, one new hire—the daughter of veteran journalist Jonathan Alter—even has HBO’s Girls on her CV.)
Gibbs also announced three new promotions from within the Time family. Senior correspondent Michael Crowley was named chief foreign affairs correspondent; Washington correspondent Massimo Calabresi was promoted to deputy Washington bureau chief; and Time Europe editor Catherine Mayer will become an editor at large.