IBT Media names Ken Li managing editor at Newsweek
Prior to joining Newsweek, Li was Editor-in-chief at Re/code, and before that editor at Reuters.com
New York, NY – April 25, 2016 – Newsweek, a premier weekly news magazine owned by IBT Media, today announced that Ken Li has joined as Managing Editor. Li will be based out of IBT Media’s headquarters in New York City and will report directly to Jim Impoco, Editor in Chief of Newsweek.
As Managing Editor, Li will handle day-to-day operations for the website and production of the weekly print and digital magazine. He will work closely with Impoco to shape and guide Newsweek’s editorial direction, manage the team of reporters and editors and coordinate with sales, marketing and technology teams at IBT Media.
“As Kira Bindrim heads to Quartz, we are thrilled to welcome Ken into the Newsweek family and eager to have his sharp news sense and digital savvy guiding our operations,” said Impoco. “Ken’s background includes a great mix of writing, editing and strong newsroom leadership that are critical for the managing editor role.”
Li most recently served as a founding editor of Re/code and has spent his career covering the intersection of technology and media businesses. He worked as a reporter and editor at news organizations including Reuters, the Financial Times, The Industry Standard, and the New York Daily News. Li is also known for a Vibe magazine story that was the inspiration for “The Fast and the Furious” movies franchise.
In addition, Newsweek announced several internal moves and promotions: Kevin Dolak has been named National Editor with the responsibility of overseeing all of Newsweek’s 2016 elections coverage; Margarita Noriega has been named Executive Editor of Digital overseeing audience development, social media and digital strategy; and Iva Dixit has been promoted to Social Media Editor.
“We’re going into a really important election season and want to keep pushing Newsweek’s growth and momentum by putting the best digital minds at the forefront of our news operation,” added Impoco.