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Mary Margaret will exit her function as editor-in-main of Amusement Weekly, and she’ll be changed by EW executive editor Patrick Gomez, who has been named to the situation of Standard Manager, claimed a spokesperson for Dotdash Meredith. Margaret will stay on as EIC until Gomez begins his new job on June 1.
The information comes after EW published its last print issue very last thirty day period, section of Dotdash Meredith’s conclusion to stop print editions for six of its titles, together with EW and InStyle. EW will go on as a digital-only outlet.
Gomez has overseen Tv set and tunes coverage at EW for a calendar year, prior to performing as the editor-in-chief of The AV Club and operating for a 10 years at EW’s sister publication, People today.
“Patrick is certainly the ideal particular person at the right time to guide one particular of our most legendary leisure brands,” stated Leah Wyar, president of Dotdash Meredith’s Entertainment Group, in a statement to Wide range. “His potent electronic know-how, deep understanding of amusement and celeb information, and pop tradition prowess make him the perfect individual to guide this following chapter of digital development.”
Ahead of her yr-extended tenure at EW, Margaret labored at the profits-software system HubSpot as senior director of item marketing, following major solution material strategy teams for Facebook’s leisure products and doing the job as Roku’s editorial director. She also worked as a journalist at People today, Parade and Newsweek’s London bureau.
She will relocate from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas with her household.
“I want to thank Mary Margret for leading for the duration of a pivotal time in the brand’s heritage and bringing additional than a 10 years of enjoyment-insider expertise, business enterprise acumen, and multimedia expertise to go on EW’s legacy as the leading authority in amusement,” Wyar reported.
Margaret was EW’s to start with feminine EIC in its 32-12 months historical past, following former EICs which include J.D. Heyman, Henry Goldblatt, Matt Bean, Jess Cagle and Rick Tetzeli. She stepped into a hard landscape for the publication, months following Heyman left quickly subsequent described problems by staffers of a hostile place of work, and just two yrs right after the magazine shifted to a month to month structure, in spite of maintaining its name.
EW’s mum or dad business, Meredith, was acquired in December by Dotdash, the electronic publishing arm of IAC, Barry Diller’s keeping business. The all hard cash offer was valued at about $2.7 billion.