Time Inc.’s corporate editor Isolde Motley will leave the company by June, according to well placed sources at Time Inc.
A Time Inc. spokeswoman would not comment on the record, but a high level executive confirmed an announcement about Motley’s leaving was imminent. Motley adopted her third child, Senay, from Africa, last year and is said to want to spend more time with her family. Her departure will likely bring about a major restructuring of the editorial reporting order at Time Inc. In Style and Real Simple are among the magazines under Motley’s oversight.
As for recent speculation about a merger of back office operations for People, Teen People, In Style and Entertainment Weekly, the Time Inc. spokeswoman said, “We’re always looking at the size scope and structure of the company to be most efficient and effective.”
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