Time Inc. Friday said Nora McAniff, a 25-year employee of the company, will step down from her position of co-chief operating officer on March 1. She will be replaced by Sylvia Auton, CEO of IPC Media, and Stephanie George, president of In Style, Real Simple and Essence.
Both Auton and George will continue in their present positions, according to a statement from Time CEO Ann Moore. Additionally, Auton will assume responsibility for Southern Progress Corporation and the business sides of All You and Life. She will divide her time between New York, London and Birmingham, Alabama.
George will take over responsibility for corporate sales and marketing, and the business sides of the People Group and Entertainment Weekly. She will also continue to oversee Time Inc.’s partnership with the American Express titles. Both women will report to Moore. McAniff, in statement, said she planned to take some time off before seeking a new job. McAniff’s decision to leave is not related to Time Inc.’s layoff of 289 people last week.