Time Announces Four Promotions, Two Hires

Time has announced four promotions and two hires. Highlights are below, followed by the memo from Nancy Gibbs and Edward Felsenthal.

  • D.W. Pine has been promoted to creative director. Pine has been with Time since 1998, most recently serving as design director.
  • Kira Pollack has been upped to director of photography and visual enterprise. She was most recently director of photography. Pollack has been with Time since 2009.
  • Paul Moakley has been promoted to deputy director of photography and visual enterprise. He most recently served as deputy photo editor.
  • Chrissy Dunleavy has been promoted to design director. She most recently served as deputy art director.
  • Lothar Krause joins Time as newsroom developer. Lothar comes to the magazine from The Daily Beast, where he worked for the last three years as a web developer.
  • Olivier Laurent comes to Time as LightBox Editor.  He most recently served as an editor and reporter at the British Journal of Photography since 2007.

FROM Nancy Gibbs & Edward Felsenthal

TO: All TIME Edit Staff

Seldom has TIME’s visual power, creative talent, enterprise and access come together more effectively than with our latest special multi-platform project on One World Trade Center. Among other things it helped drive our all-time highest traffic week online — traffic is up more than 118% year over year according to comScore–  as well as our first-ever expanded panoramic cover. So this seems an ideal time to celebrate some well-deserved promotions and the arrival of new colleagues in our art and photo departments.

D.W. Pine becomes Creative Director, responsible for TIME’s design across all platforms. D.W.’s superb graphic sense and sharp journalistic instincts have defined TIME’s visual presentation for years, and were recognized last year with ASME’s National Magazine Award for Design. He has been the driving force behind TIME’s expansion on every platform, from designing TIME books to creating TIME’s iPad app in total secrecy so that TIME would be among the first brands to launch in 2010. He is continually attracting new artists into the TIME fold, whether to produce great cover art like the Person of the Year painting of Pope Francis, or the memorable illustrations inside. A former sports writer and design director at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, D.W. came to TIME in 1998 and never looked back; the man just bleeds Pantone 485C. Perhaps most remarkable, D.W. is equally as strong as both soloist and conductor. As great as his covers are, he has had at least as much impact on the look and the personality of TIME in his role as conductor. Known throughout the design industry, he scouts promising young talent and doesn’t hesitate to give them ownership of big projects that will challenge and stretch them — mentoring them but also delighting in how they will find different approaches than he might have taken. He is deeply invested in his whole team’s success – and is the best partner that the edit and photo could possibly hope to have.

No one knows that better than Kira Pollack, who becomes Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise. Since joining our staff in October 2009, Kira has revolutionized the role of photography at TIME and exponentially increased its footprint. Her fresh, forward-looking vision infuses everything we do, from the magazine’s featured photography to our most trafficked online images to our photographic presence on social media. A veteran of the New York Times Magazine, Kira came to TIME as Director of Photography with the mission of integrating our print and digital efforts. In 2011, she launched our critically acclaimed photo blog LightBox and conceived and led our monumental, multi-platform Beyond 9/11 project (resulting in multiple honors including an Emmy). In 2012, she supervised the addition of LIFE.com to the TIME family; in 2013, she launched our premium documentary unit Red Border Films, debuting with a moving series on Martin Luther King.   The honors won by the photo department under her tenure include 38 awards from the Society of Publication Designers, five National Magazine Award nominations, the World Press Photo of the Year award (for Aisha) and the Visa Pour l’image award (for Yuri Kozyrev’s pictures of the Arab Spring).  Kira is a passionate journalist, a consummate storyteller, and a champion of intelligent innovation.