Time Inc.’s REAL SIMPLE adds three to team, Jerry Leu appointed Video Director
Also: Katie Holdefehr has been named Senior Editor for REALSIMPLE.com and Elizabeth Sile named Senior Editor, Features
NEW YORK, NY, May 23, 2017 — Time Inc.’s REAL SIMPLE today appointed Jerry Leu to Video Director, Katie Holdefehr to Senior Editor for REALSIMPLE.com and Elizabeth Sile to Senior Editor, Features, effective immediately. Leu and Holdefehr join Time Inc. from Apartment Therapy, and Sile joins from REAL SIMPLE’s sister brand Departures. Leu reports to Cory Calhoun, Executive Producer, Lifestyle Group; Holdefehr reports to Laura Schocker, Digital Director, REALSIMPLE.com; and Sile reports to Sara Austin, Executive Editor.
“Jerry, Katie and Elizabeth bring storytelling experience across video, digital and print, that will be critical as we continue to expand the REAL SIMPLE brand’s reach and create content that our audiences love,” said Leslie Yazel, Editor-in-Chief of REAL SIMPLE. “I’m thrilled to welcome Jerry, Katie and Elizabeth to the REAL SIMPLE family.”
As a video producer for Apartment Therapy, Leu (left) produced video content for the brand. He previously served in senior creative roles at Marina Bay Sands, where he created original video content and oversaw video operations. He began his career as a producer for MTV Asia.
Holdefehr (middle) was Associate Editor of Design & Projects at Apartment Therapy, where she developed original DIY projects for photo and video shoots and oversaw interviews with talent. Prior to that, Holdefehr held various editorial roles at Martha Stewart Living and Good Housekeeping.
Sile (right) was Associate Travel Editor of Departures where she wrote and edited stories about luxury travel, hotels and restaurants. She was previously Editorial Assistant of Esquire and Politics Blog Editor for Esquire.com from 2012 to 2014.