A year following getting to be Leisure Weekly’s very first female editor-in-main, Mary Margaret is stepping down from the job. She’ll be replaced by EW executive editor Patrick Gomez, who has been named to the place of General Supervisor, a representative for EW’s mother or father corporation, Dotdash Meredith, verified to TheWrap.
“Gomez succeeds Mary Margaret, who has made the selection to move away from EW to relocate to Austin, Texas with her relatives. She will keep on being in her purpose till June 1,” the spokesperson mentioned.
Gomez has been in cost of Tv and music coverage for the previous year. He formerly worked for 10 years at EW’s sister publication, Persons, and served as editor-in-main of The AV Club.
Immediately after 32 decades, EW transitioned to digital-only very last thirty day period, along with five other Dotdash Meredith qualities, like InStyle.
“Patrick is unquestionably the right particular person at the ideal time to lead just one of our most iconic amusement manufacturers,” reported Leah Wyar, president of Dotdash Meredith’s enjoyment team. “His sturdy digital know-how, deep understanding of amusement and movie star news, and pop tradition prowess make him the ideal individual to guide this up coming chapter of electronic development.”
Just before EW, Margaret was senior director of product promoting at HubSpot, oversaw product or service material technique groups for Facebook and served as Roku’s initially editorial director. She started her journalism career at Newsweek’s London bureau and went on to hold senior roles at People today and Parade.
“I want to thank Mary Margret for foremost during a pivotal time in the brand’s record and bringing far more than a 10 years of enjoyment-insider knowledge, enterprise acumen, and multimedia knowledge to continue on EW’s legacy as the major authority in enjoyment,” added Wyar.
Margaret stuffed the void still left by previous EIC J.D. Heyman, who exited in November 2020 pursuing reviews of a hostile workplace.
EW’s former guardian organization, Meredith, was acquired last previous year by electronic publisher Dotdash. The previous About.com, which was by itself acquired in 2012 by IAC, Barry Diller’s keeping organization. EW began as a Time Inc. publication in 1990. Meredith acquired out Time Inc. in 2018.