09/12/2013 09:02 am ET Updated Nov 12, 2013

Jim Impoco Named Newsweek's Editor-In-Chief

Jim Impoco has been named editor-in-chief of Newsweek, the publication's parent company IBT Media announced Thursday.

Impoco comes to the position from Thomson Reuters, where he was a enterprise editor and executive editor for Thomson Reuters Digital for four years.

"I am honored to be a part of the IBT Media team and look forward to revitalizing one of the most iconic media brands in history," Impoco said in a statement announcing the news. "Inspired by IBT Media's vision for Newsweek, I am committed to maintaining the high standard of editorial integrity of the franchise and leading the editorial team in this exciting time."

He joins IBT Media one month after the company purchased Newsweek, and succeeds Tina Brown, who was editor-in-chief of Newsweek along with the Daily Beast before IAC sold the publication. IBT Media takes over Newsweek from IAC on October 1.

Meanwhile, the appointment comes one day after it was revealed that Brown is leaving IAC altogether when her contract expires in January.



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