Jess Cagle Gets Two BIG Promotions

JessCaglePicWhen we spoke last spring with EW managing editor Jess Cagle, he was getting ready to juggle those duties with some 24/7 Sirius XM overseeing. A year later, there’s a whole lot more on this talented and well-liked journalist’s plate.

Per a report this morning from Capital New York’s Joe Pompeo, Cagle has been promoted to editorial director of EW and given the reins of sister publication People as editor. He replaces Larry Hackett:

The announcement was made this morning by David Geithner, president of Time Inc.’s style and entertainment group, and Norm Pearlstine, the company’s chief content officer, in a memo obtained by Capital.

It is the first sign of major rumblings that are expected to rock Time Inc. this year as the company prepares to be spun off from Time Warner.

In the memo and per above excerpt, it was also noted that Time Inc. group editor for style and entertainment Mark Golin is stepping down. Read Pompeo’s full coverage here.

P.S. If you listen carefully, you can hear the rustling of resumes by journalists getting ready to lobby for the now vacant position of EW managing editor.

Previously on Mediabistro:
So What Do You Do, Jess Cagle, Managing Editor of Entertainment Weekly?