Time Makes Jim Frederick Assistant Managing Editor

Jim Frederick is the new assistant managing editor at Time, according to a memo obtained by FishbowlNY.

Time managing editor Richard Stengel announced the promotion this morning in an email to the magazine’s editorial staff.

Frederick had previously worked as senior editor in Time‘s London bureau, and before that headed up the magazine’s Tokyo bureau.

Full memo after the jump.

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 07:57:30 -0500
Subject: Staff Announcement

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jim Frederick is a new assistant managing editor for TIME. Most recently, Jim was a senior editor in London where he helped coordinate coverage of Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the both the magazine and TIME.com. Before going to London, Jim was our Tokyo bureau chief for four years, where he wrote about Japanese culture, government, and economics – and also learned to snowboard, which he still does every chance he gets. Before joining TIME, Jim was a senior editor with Money magazine where he learned a lot about finance, but he also has an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU as well as a BA in English from Columbia. Jim left TIME in London in 2008 for a very specific reason: to write a book about a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division deployed to Iraq who committed one of the most horrific crimes imaginable during their deployment. Jim spent the next two years interviewing more than a hundred soldiers and officers both in Iraq and around the U.S. The result of that work, Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Descent into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death is a harrowing and unflinching account of the horrible — and heroic — things that men do under the extreme stress of combat. Black Hearts is the recipient of a rave review on the front page of this coming Sunday’s New York Times book review. Congratulations to Jim on his new assignment. Best, Rick