Mary Margaret will exit her role as editor-in-chief of Amusement Weekly, and she’ll be changed by EW government editor Patrick Gomez, who has been named to the posture of Normal Manager, mentioned a spokesperson for Dotdash Meredith. Margaret will stay on as EIC until Gomez starts off his new function on June 1.
The news arrives just after EW printed its ultimate print challenge very last thirty day period, component of Dotdash Meredith’s final decision to cease print editions for 6 of its titles, together with EW and InStyle. EW will proceed as a electronic-only outlet.
Gomez has overseen Tv and songs protection at EW for a yr, prior to doing work as the editor-in-chief of The AV Club and doing the job for a decade at EW’s sister publication, Folks.
“Patrick is completely the right man or woman at the appropriate time to lead just one of our most legendary enjoyment makes,” explained Leah Wyar, president of Dotdash Meredith’s Amusement Group, in a assertion to Selection. “His sturdy electronic know-how, deep knowledge of leisure and movie star news, and pop lifestyle prowess make him the perfect person to guide this subsequent chapter of electronic growth.”
Ahead of her 12 months-extensive tenure at EW, Margaret worked at the product sales-application platform HubSpot as senior director of product or service internet marketing, following top item content tactic groups for Facebook’s amusement products and doing the job as Roku’s editorial director. She also labored as a journalist at Persons, Parade and Newsweek’s London bureau.
She will relocate from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas with her family members.
“I want to thank Mary Margret for top throughout a pivotal time in the brand’s background and bringing a lot more than a decade of entertainment-insider expertise, business enterprise acumen, and multimedia know-how to go on EW’s legacy as the major authority in enjoyment,” Wyar reported.
Margaret was EW’s very first feminine EIC in its 32-calendar year historical past, following former EICs such as J.D. Heyman, Henry Goldblatt, Matt Bean, Jess Cagle and Rick Tetzeli. She stepped into a demanding landscape for the publication, months immediately after Heyman left all of a sudden pursuing claimed issues by staffers of a hostile workplace, and just two a long time just after the journal shifted to a monthly format, despite trying to keep its title.
EW’s guardian business, Meredith, was acquired in December by Dotdash, the digital publishing arm of IAC, Barry Diller’s keeping corporation. The all dollars deal was valued at approximately $2.7 billion.