Time appoints Sam Jacobs as its Editor-in-Chief

Time has named Deputy Editor Sam Jacobs as its new Editor-in-Chief. At 37, Jacobs is the youngest editor to lead Time since Henry Luce, who was 25 when he co-founded the magazine in 1923.

He succeeds Edward Felsenthal, who stepped down in March 2023, and remains Time’s Executive Chairman and a contributing editor. 

“Time produces world-class journalism that drives the global conversation. There is no better leader for guiding that mission today than Sam,” Time CEO Jessica Sibley said. “During his decade as an editor at Time, Sam has played a critical role in driving impact and transformation.

“I am thrilled that Sam will lead Time’s newsroom, directing our trusted journalism and driving Time’s efforts to innovate, reach new audiences and build new platforms.” 

As Editor-in-Chief, Jacobs will lead Time’s global newsroom and its journalism which reaches an audience of more than 105 million people across all platforms. 

“Time’s mission is to tell the stories of the people who shape and improve the world,” he said. “We do this now in more ways than any other time in our history. What has not changed is our steadfast commitment to maintaining the trust of our readers.”


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