Former Daily Beast Executive Editor Edward Felsenthal is a “true digital leader,” Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Martha Nelson and Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel write in an announcement to staff.
Current managing editor Cathy Sharick “has decided to step down as managing editor of TIME.com to fulfill her dream of working for a dotcom start-up,” they write. Memo follows.
March 29, 2013
To: Time Inc. Employees
From: Martha Nelson & Rick Stengel
Re: Staff Announcement
On the recommendation of Rick Stengel, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Felsenthal as the new Managing Editor of TIME.com. As you know, our digital evolution is one of the most exciting opportunities for Time Inc., and Edward is a true digital leader. I will let Rick give you the details:
Edward joins our team as one of the most accomplished minds in digital journalism today. His deep experience is perfectly suited to the challenge of building on the success of TIME.com—traffic is up 12% year over year—and expanding our efforts across all platforms. Edward joins us in the midst of an incredible period of success for TIME.com. At the end of last year, the site become one of the first news sites to use responsive design, providing a consistent look and feel across all platforms. The results were immediate, leading to two consecutive record-breaking traffic months in November and December. Then, a few weeks ago, we hit our most trafficked day ever for a single story with Steven Brill’s Bitter Pill cover on healthcare costs.
…A graduate of Princeton University, Edward earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School as well as a master’s in law and diplomacy from the Tufts Fletcher School and was admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and his native Tennessee. We’re excited to welcome him to TIME.
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