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Martha Nelson Exits Time Inc. as Part of Exec Shakeup

6/13/2014

By Tim Kenneally
TheWrap

Time Inc. editor-in-chief Martha Nelson is departing the company, ending her long run at Time Inc., as the company enacts a number of changes to its executive team ad a reorganization of its editorial operations.

Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp announced the changes to employees on Thursday, calling Nelson "a driving force here for more than 20 years."

"I want to acknowledge the innumerable contributions Martha Nelson has made to Time Inc.  She has been a driving force here for more than 20 years and has helped build some of our most vibrant brands," Ripp said. "She was the founding editor of InStyle--one of the most successful launches ever seen in publishing.  Nearly two decades later it has become a global powerhouse and one of our most valuable properties.  Martha went on to revitalize People and worked to expand the brand across multiple platforms and launch new franchises.  Today, People is the undisputed industry leader by every measure.  Beyond those accomplishments, Martha has been a real leader and a role model to many.  I thank her for her years of commitment and I respect her decision to move on at this time."

Also read: Time Inc. Acquires American Express Publishing

As part of the executive changes, the company has brought back former Time Inc. editor-in-chief Norm Pearlstine — more recently the chief content officer for Bloomberg L.P. — in the newly created role of executive vice president and chief content officer. Pearlstine will oversee the company's editorial policies and take on "a dotted line responsibility for editors." Pearlstine will also lead the business and editing teams in driving the development of new content and new content experiences.

More to come…

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