Pooley leaves Time editorship to head Fortune worldwide

Eric Pooley has been named managing editor of Fortune worldwide, succeeding Rik Kirkland.

Pooley will oversee all editorial management of the magazine, reporting to editorial directors Norman Pearlstine and John Huey.

Pooley has been editor of Time magazine’s Europe, Middle East and Africa edition, (EMEA) based in London, since September 2002.

Under
his editorship, it has won a number of awards for design and
photography, and for reporting on business European affairs and
international relations.

Pooley was shortlisted in 2003 and 2004 for the editor of the year award by the British Society of Magazine Editors.

John
Huey, Time Inc editorial director, said: “Eric was selected for the job
because of his strong skills, not only as a journalist, but as a
manager and magazine-maker of the first order.”

From January 2001 to September 2002 Pooley was nation editor for Time in the US.

He
oversaw the magazine’s political, military and national-affairs
coverage and helped to run its award-winning reportage on September 11
and its aftermath, as well as the war in Afghanistan.

Prior to
this, Pooley was Time’s chief political correspondent, covering all
aspects of US politics, including the 2000 Bush and Gore campaigns.
Pooley joined Time in July 1995, after 12 years at New York magazine.

In
addition, Andy Bush has been promoted to become Fortune Europe’s
publishing director, a new position which includes the management of
all business-side initiatives for the brand across EMEA.

He will continue to report to Fortune’s New York-based publisher, Mike Federle.

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