Recode’s Li named ME of Newsweek
Ken Li, who has been editor in chief of tech news site Re/code, has been named managing editor of Newsweek magazine.
Li will be based out of New York and will report directly to Jim Impoco, editor in chief of Newsweek.
Li will handle day-to-day operations for the website and production of the weekly print and digital magazine. He will work closely with Impoco to shape and guide Newsweek’s editorial direction, manage the team of reporters and editors and coordinate with sales, marketing and technology teams at IBT Media.
“As Kira Bindrim heads to Quartz, we are thrilled to welcome Ken into the Newsweek family and eager to have his sharp news sense and digital savvy guiding our operations,” said Impoco in a statement. “Ken’s background includes a great mix of writing, editing and strong newsroom leadership that are critical for the managing editor role.”
Li most recently served as a founding editor of Re/code and has spent his career covering the intersection of technology and media businesses. He worked as a reporter and editor at news organizations including Reuters, the Financial Times, The Industry Standard, and the New York Daily News. Li is also known for a Vibe magazine story that was the inspiration for “The Fast and the Furious” movies franchise.