FT hire Vella as editor of FTWeekend
The Financial Times announces Thursday the appointment of Matt Vella as editor of FTWeekend Magazine.
His appointment follows Alice Fishburn‘s promotion to become the FT’s opinion editor.
“The FTWeekend Magazine is exceptional, its journalism ambitious and intelligent yet full of heart,” said Vella in a statement. “Quality longform storytelling is more crucial than ever, and no newsroom is better equipped to do so globally than the Financial Times. I’m thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to lead such a talented team.”
Before joining the FT, Vella spent seven years at Time Inc. in senior editorial roles. Most recently, he was Time Magazine’s executive editor responsible for the weekly magazine’s editorial direction, overseeing all longform features across departments and guiding Time’s transformation into a digital-first publication.
He brought in news-making cover profiles, from Tim Cook and Angela Merkel to the cast of Game of Thrones. His leadership of multiplatform projects, such as Time’s Opioid Diaries, helped the magazine win American journalism’s most prestigious awards.
Vella has previously written for Fortune, BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, among others.