Time Inc.’s Food & Wine has tapped Nilou Motamed as its new editor in chief. She will begin March 14.
The appointment comes after longtime editor Dana Cowin stepped down in November. Cowin now serves as the chief creative officer of Chefs Club International, which has a strategic partnership with Food & Wine.
Motamed had recently served as editor in chief of Condé Nast’s Epicurious before it was reorganized and combined with Bon Appétit. She has also served as director of inspiration at Conrad Hotels & Resorts and features director and senior correspondent for Travel + Leisure.
“Nilou lives and breathes the Food & Wine lifestyle,” said chief content officer Norman Pearlstine. “She is incredibly well-connected with chefs, restaurateurs and leaders throughout the culinary and travel worlds, and her passion for food and travel shines through in absolutely everything she does.”
Time Inc. said the new editor would work closely with sales and marketing to offer “creative solutions” to the company’s advertising partners, and help pump up Food & Wine’s digital, video and television footprint.