TW publishing division gets new head

Jack Griffin named CEO of conglomerate's Time Inc. unit

NEW YORK -- Time Warner's publishing division is getting a new head.

Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes on Monday made official the appointment of former Meredith executive Jack Griffin as CEO of the conglomerate's Time Inc. unit as of the end of September.

He will succeed Ann Moore who is retiring after 32 years at Time, the world's largest magazine publisher. She will remain as chairman through a transition period, after which Griffin will also assume that role.

Earlier this month, Griffin left the role of Meredith's president of the magazine firm's National Media Group.

Among other things, he created Meredith Integrated Marketing (MIM), the company's digital marketing services unit, while in the post.

"I am delighted that Jack is joining Time Inc.," said Bewkes. "He is an exceptional executive who knows how to expand the reach and relevance of strong publishing brands, and he will be a champion of our high-quality journalism."

Bewkes added: "As CEO, Jack will further advance our lead position in the industry and accelerate the expansion and innovation of our titles on all platforms."

Griffin said he is looking forward to moving Time Inc. forward, but didn't immediately detail specific plans.
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