Media Moves

Time magazine announces sixteen staff promotions

May 20, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following was sent out from Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal:

Executive Editor Naina Bajekal takes on the additional role of International Editor. Naina, who moved to New York in February, continues to lead special projects and expand newsroom development.

Vera Bergengruen becomes Senior Correspondent. A versatile and enterprising reporter, Vera has consistently broken new ground with her coverage of disinformation and online extremism, producing agenda-setting stories about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, QAnon-linked officials running for office, far-right streamers exploiting the pandemic, and many others.

Judy Berman becomes Senior Correspondent. She’s also expanded into features and cultural criticism, profiling Shonda Rhimes, writing incisive takes on streaming and smug comedians, and giving a name to peak redundancy.

Stacy Bien becomes Head of Curriculum and Digital at TIME for Kids. Since she joined the team in 2017, Stacy has accelerated TFK’s digital experience for students and teachers and guided our leap to a digital product in 2020. Stacy will now oversee all educational and digital work, including TFK’s eight newsletters and new brand, Your Job, which launches in May.

Jenna Caldwell becomes Associate Producer. Jenna joined TIME in the summer of 2020 to contribute to our coverage of recent college graduates. She’s also played a major role in Person of the Year, TIME100, and Next Generation Leaders. In her new role she will continue to work on a revamped version of Talks and Summits as well as on other tentpole projects.

Madeleine Carlisle becomes Staff Writer. A compassionate writer and energetic reporter, she will continue to cover national legal issues, with a focus on the U.S. Supreme Court and the LGBTQ community.

Eliana Dockterman becomes Correspondent. With a focus on culture, society, and gender, Eliana is an idea machine, writing in-depth features, insightful essays, and quick stories off the news.

Phil Elliott becomes Senior Correspondent. A mainstay of our political coverage since he joined TIME in 2015, Phil seized the initiative during the COVID-19 crisis to remake our politics newsletter, The D.C. Brief.

Alejandro de la Garza becomes Staff Writer. Since joining TIME as a fact-checker and reporter, Alejandro has established himself as one of the key journalists contributing to our climate coverage.

Sean Gregory becomes Senior Correspondent. As our lead sports writer, Sean has consistently delivered scoops, prescient features, and high-impact profiles.

Amy Gunia becomes Staff Writer. Since joining TIME’s Hong Kong bureau in 2019, Amy has been a linchpin of our Asia-Pacific coverage, reporting on everything from the Myanmar coup to the Tokyo Olympics. In her new role, she will continue to report to Aidyn Fitzpatrick and focus on regional coverage of equality and climate.

Senior Editor Cate Matthews takes on the additional title of Programming Director, TIME Events. In her expanded role, Cate will oversee booking and programming for all TIME events, and work closely with Executive Editor Dan Macsai to help TIME’s overall event business reach new heights.

Dilys Ng becomes a supervising Senior Photo Editor. Dilys has led the photography direction of many of TIME’s most ambitious projects, including TIME100, and elevated TIME’s visual enterprise—from digital to the cover—through creative and compelling photography.

Justine Simons becomes Executive Producer, TIME Video. As a talented producer and leader, Justine’s creative impact has been profound since joining TIME in 2016. As Executive Producer of TIME Video, Justine will continue to lead our talented team at TIME Video collaborating across the company, focusing on growing overall viewership and continuing to push the boundaries of world-class video production.

Francesca Trianni becomes Supervising Producer. In her nearly 10 years at TIME, Francesca has worked across the newsroom on everything from breaking news to a feature documentary. Francesca will lead a team to create videos for our new TIME Reports series and will help with the creation of new digital series.

Lucas Wittmann becomes Editorial Director, TIME Ideas. A gifted story editor and enthusiastic newsroom collaborator, Lucas has deftly balanced daily opinion editing on an impressive variety of topics while commissioning and editing high-impact features. Lucas is currently recruiting an associate editor to expand the Ideas team.



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