Clay Chandler has been named executive editor international of Time Inc., effective immediately. Chandler will report to Alan Murray, chief content officer, on editorial matters and to Steve Marcopoto, president, Time Inc. International, on business development. He will be based in Hong Kong.
In this newly created role, Chandler will manage editorial initiatives ranging from developing new content channels including international newsletters to regularly contributing short and long feature articles to Time Inc.’s brands. He will collaborate with the advertising sales team to develop and market edit ideas for advertising sponsorships. Chandler will also work in partnership with the business side to develop Time Inc.’s global conferences and events strategy and to produce programming for these events.
“We’re delighted to welcome Clay back to Time Inc. He brings a unique blend of skills, relationships and insights—drawn from his experience in journalism, consulting and many years in Asia—that are well suited to our plans for international expansion,” said Murray.
Marcopoto added, “Clay will serve as an important bridge between our editorial and business sides as we pursue new business development for all our brands on new platforms across all markets outside the US and UK.”
Chandler has over 25 years of experience in international media, including stints at the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Time Inc., where he was Asia editor of Fortune from 2001 to 2008, before becoming Asia editor of McKinsey Global Publishing. While at McKinsey, Chandler led a variety of high-profile projects including McKinsey’s “Reimagining” essay series exploring political and economic challenges facing India and Japan. Most recently Chandler served as director, senior strategist at The Barrenrock Group, a Hong Kong-based consultancy group he founded in 2014.
Chandler received his AB in government and East Asian studies from Harvard and speaks Japanese and Mandarin.
Source: Time Inc.
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