Martha NelsonCEO Laura Lang has announced the promotion of Martha Nelson to Editor in Chief of Time Inc.

Nelson has been serving as Editorial Director for Time Inc.’s Style & Entertainment and Lifestyle groups since 2010 and will assume her new role in January. She will hold the top editorial post at Time Inc., which encompasses more than two-dozen brands, including Time, People, and Sports Illustrated.

Her previous positions include Group Editor for Time Inc., Editor of the People Group, and founding Editor of InStyle magazine.

Nelson has been with Time Inc. for 20 years and is the first female Editor in Chief in the company’s 90-year history. You can read a short interview with Nelson about her promotion on Adweek’s website.

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Posted by: Gina Barrett