The 20-year industry veteran comes to Newsweek from Thomson Reuters Digital where he spent the last four years serving as both enterprise editor and executive editor, revamping the company’s consumer-facing digital platforms and spearheading NewsPro’s redesign.
“Jim will be critical to contributing to the long-term content strategy for Newsweek,” says Johnathan Davis, co-founder and chief content officer of IBT Media, in a statement.
Davis says the company has plans “to consolidate the organizational structure” over the next couple of weeks in an effort to “enhance digital offerings.” No word yet if that overhaul includes any other staffing changes.
IBT Media, an international digital-only news company that publishes International Business Times and Latin Times, purchased the Newsweek brand from IAC in August for an undisclosed sum. The company will take over operational control on Oct. 1.
The IAC deal also offered Newsweek the opportunity to return to the newsweek.com URL. The Daily Beast, brainchild of IAC chairman Barry Diller and now former editor-in-chief Tina Brown, had been Newsweek’s digital home since 2011. Brown announced Wednesday she was leaving The Daily Beast in January 2014.