September 20, 2017

Nancy Gibbs, Time Magazine’s Top Editor, Is Stepping Down

Her decision comes on the heels of two other significant leadership announcements in the magazine industry. Last week, Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair, announced he would step down in December after a 25-year run. And on Monday, Robbie Myers, the longtime editor of Elle, also said she was leaving her post.

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Ms. Gibbs said she would stay at Time Inc. through the end of the year as the editorial director of company’s news group, a position she has held since last year, and would help with the magazine’s transition.

“Today marks the end of an era,” Rich Battista, the chief executive of Time Inc., and Alan Murray, the company’s chief content officer, said in a note to employees. “Nancy is one of a kind and cannot be replicated,” they added. “Nancy has built not only a remarkable legacy but also a remarkable news organization, and we are determined to maintain its power and relevance in the years ahead.”

Time Inc. did not name a successor to Ms. Gibbs, but Mr. Battista and Mr. Murray said they planned to “move quickly” to appoint the magazine’s next top editor.

The news that Ms. Gibbs was stepping down was first reported by Vanity Fair.

During her 32 years at Time, Ms. Gibbs interviewed five presidents, including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Donald J. Trump, and numerous other leaders. Though she said she did not know what she would do next, she said she was eager to return to writing.

“There are a number of things I can imagine would be interesting to explore,” she said.

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Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/business/media/nancy-gibbs-time-magazine.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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