More fallout from the changes at Time Inc: Ned Desmond, the longtime head of Time Inc’s digital efforts, is leaving the company after 22 years. The announcement was made internally at the company earlier today, and is embedded below.
A separate Time Inc interactive unit didn’t make a lot of sense, as various brands– and the newly formed units within Time Inc– take over the responsibility for their own digital destinies. As the memo says: “The time has arrived to move all the digital responsibility to the new teams in our new Business Units, where, to no surprise, many of the key leaders are folks Ned brought into the company.”
Memo after the jump
To: Time Inc. Employees
From : Ann Moore and John Squires
Re: Staff Announcement
As a consequence of the organizational changes outlined yesterday, our longtime Time Inc. colleague, Ned Desmond, President of Time Inc. Interactive, is leaving the company.
Ned is leaving after 22 years with Time Inc. and having had one of the more distinctive careers we