Time Inc. editor in chief John Huey has tapped Richard Stengel as the 16th managing editor of Time magazine, it was announced this morning.
“Under Rick, I expect Time will be as relevant in the 21st century as it was in the 20th century,” Huey said in a statement.
As WWD reported earlier, Huey was said to be looking for an outsider who also had an insider’s knowledge of the magazine. Stengel previously served as Time’s national and culture editor and has also been editor of Time.com. Since 2004, he has been in Philadelphia as president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center.
His appointment is effective June 15, though he will spend the next few weeks working alongside Time’s outgoing me Jim Kelly, who on Tuesday was named managing editor of Time Inc.
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