Mary Margaret will exit her position as editor-in-main of Leisure Weekly, and she’ll be replaced by EW government editor Patrick Gomez, who has been named to the place of General Supervisor, reported a spokesperson for Dotdash Meredith. Margaret will stay on as EIC right until Gomez commences his new job on June 1.
The news arrives just after EW published its last print concern final month, section of Dotdash Meredith’s selection to cease print editions for 6 of its titles, together with EW and InStyle. EW will continue as a digital-only outlet.
Gomez has overseen Tv set and songs protection at EW for a calendar year, prior to functioning as the editor-in-main of The AV Club and doing the job for a ten years at EW’s sister publication, People.
“Patrick is completely the ideal human being at the ideal time to direct 1 of our most legendary entertainment makes,” reported Leah Wyar, president of Dotdash Meredith’s Enjoyment Group, in a assertion to Assortment. “His strong electronic know-how, deep information of enjoyment and movie star information, and pop society prowess make him the perfect man or woman to lead this following chapter of electronic expansion.”
In advance of her year-prolonged tenure at EW, Margaret labored at the revenue-computer software system HubSpot as senior director of merchandise advertising and marketing, right after primary item written content method teams for Facebook’s enjoyment solutions and operating as Roku’s editorial director. She also labored as a journalist at Individuals, Parade and Newsweek’s London bureau.
She will relocate from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas with her family members.
“I want to thank Mary Margret for leading throughout a pivotal time in the brand’s record and bringing extra than a decade of enjoyment-insider know-how, enterprise acumen, and multimedia awareness to go on EW’s legacy as the main authority in enjoyment,” Wyar stated.
Margaret was EW’s to start with female EIC in its 32-calendar year record, adhering to former EICs like J.D. Heyman, Henry Goldblatt, Matt Bean, Jess Cagle and Rick Tetzeli. She stepped into a difficult landscape for the publication, months following Heyman still left instantly following claimed complaints by staffers of a hostile office, and just two many years just after the magazine shifted to a regular format, inspite of trying to keep its name.
EW’s mother or father organization, Meredith, was acquired in December by Dotdash, the digital publishing arm of IAC, Barry Diller’s keeping organization. The all income offer was valued at around $2.7 billion.