Longtime business journalist Jim Impoco has been named the editor in chief of Newsweek, which was acquired earlier this year by IBT Media.
Impoco was most recently at Thomson Reuters, where he spent four years as both enterprise editor and executive editor for Thomson Reuters Digital. In his most recent role, Impoco was responsible for revamping the company’s consumer-facing digital platforms and overseeing the award-winning redesign of NewsPro.
“We are thrilled to have Jim on board,” said Etienne Uzac, co-founder and chief executive officer of IBT Media, in a statement. “Jim has a remarkable track record of leadership in journalism and a deep understanding of the digital industry, which is the exactly what will take Newsweek to the next level. We look forward to his many contributions as editor-in-chief.”
Prior to Impoco’s time at Thomson Reuters, he held leadership positions at Conde Nast Portfolio, New York Times, Fortune magazine, and U.S. News & World Report. At the Times, he edited the Sunday business section.
Impoco will be reporting to IBT Media’s chief content officer, Johnathan Davis.
As announced previously, IAC will continue to operate Newsweek for a period of 60 days. IBT media will take over the operation on Oct. 1.