Mary Margaret will exit her function as editor-in-chief of Leisure Weekly, and she’ll be replaced by EW government editor Patrick Gomez, who has been named to the posture of Basic Manager, claimed a spokesperson for Dotdash Meredith. Margaret will continue to be on as EIC till Gomez commences his new purpose on June 1.
The news will come following EW released its remaining print situation past thirty day period, element of Dotdash Meredith’s decision to cease print editions for six of its titles, including EW and InStyle. EW will continue as a electronic-only outlet.
Gomez has overseen Television set and tunes protection at EW for a calendar year, prior to performing as the editor-in-main of The AV Club and operating for a decade at EW’s sister publication, People today.
“Patrick is absolutely the correct man or woman at the ideal time to guide 1 of our most legendary enjoyment brands,” explained Leah Wyar, president of Dotdash Meredith’s Entertainment Team, in a assertion to Wide range. “His potent digital know-how, deep information of enjoyment and celeb information, and pop culture prowess make him the ideal individual to lead this subsequent chapter of electronic expansion.”
Right before her year-very long tenure at EW, Margaret worked at the revenue-software system HubSpot as senior director of item promoting, after foremost products content technique teams for Facebook’s entertainment products and working 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 during a pivotal time in the brand’s heritage and bringing much more than a decade of leisure-insider know-how, organization acumen, and multimedia knowledge to proceed EW’s legacy as the top authority in enjoyment,” Wyar reported.
Margaret was EW’s initial feminine EIC in its 32-calendar year heritage, subsequent previous EICs which include J.D. Heyman, Henry Goldblatt, Matt Bean, Jess Cagle and Rick Tetzeli. She stepped into a challenging landscape for the publication, months just after Heyman left instantly subsequent noted problems by staffers of a hostile place of work, and just two several years right after the magazine shifted to a month-to-month format, even with holding its identify.
EW’s mother or father enterprise, Meredith, was acquired in December by Dotdash, the digital publishing arm of IAC, Barry Diller’s holding company. The all funds offer was valued at around $2.7 billion.