Meredith Corp. Wednesday named Mary Margaret, who began her journalism career at Newsweek and more recently held product content strategy positions at Facebook and Roku Inc., as editor-in-chief of Entertainment Weekly.
“As the brand’s first female EIC, as an Asian woman, and as someone who has enjoyed a career in both media and tech, it’s important to me that we represent the richness and variety of storytelling, from the storytellers and the stories to the different mediums we experience those stories through,” Margaret said.
“In this unprecedented time, we’ve all been thankful for those moments of delight — a show, a song, a book, a movie — that helped us connect, dream, have a laugh or have a good cry,” she said. “From the start, Entertainment Weekly has celebrated the content and creators responsible for those magic moments and I can’t wait to work with its amazing staff to expand that legacy across existing and new platforms.”
She begins her new position on April 12 and will report to Dan Wakeford, editor-in-chief of People and editorial director/ Entertainment.
Margaret most recently served as senior director of product marketing at HubSpot, a customer relationship management platform. Prior to that, she led the product content strategy teams for Facebook’s entertainment products and was the first editorial director at Roku.
Margaret started her journalism career at Newsweek’s London bureau, covering topics that ranged from politics and terrorism to luxury travel, before focusing on entertainment in senior roles at Parade and People, where she oversaw the brand’s music coverage and helped launch the “Ones to Watch” franchise and the magazine’s ecommerce shop.
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