Fast Company names new executive editor
Rick Tetzeli is the new executive editor of Fast Company magazine, joining the monthly from Time Inc.
Jocelyn Hawkes of Fast Company writes, “He was the top editor at Entertainment Weekly for six years and previously was an editor at Fortune, where he oversaw technology coverage and had a meteoric rise to the No. 2 position. Entertainment Weekly was a National Magazine Awards finalist five times under Rick’s leadership, including three times for the coveted General Excellence award; Fortune was twice nominated for General Excellence when Rick served as the No. 2.
“Over the past year, Rick has been running Assignment Detroit, an ambitious journalistic effort that utilizes the joint resources of Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, CNNMoney.com and other Time Inc. properties. ‘I loved the project,’ Rick says, ‘but what’s happening at Fast Company is so exciting, I couldn’t resist. The magazine has amazing momentum, and the website is on fire.’
“Tetzeli’s talents should help us expand further, as we continue to seek compelling, unexpected content that is both useful and engaging. ‘I worked alongside Rick at Fortune in the late 90s,’ says Fast Company editor Bob Safian, ‘and I’ve always wanted to work with him again. He’s a good guy, a great editor and understands how our world is changing. He knows Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Wall Street, and he knows how to keep things fun.'”
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