John Huey to leave top spot at Time Inc.; Times union makes a deal with management

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There's reportedly a big change coming down the pike at the top of Time Inc: Long-time editor-in-chief John Huey is expected to step down by the end of the year.

The New York Post's Keith Kelly reports:

Martha Nelson, a veteran of People and InStyle who is currently the No. 2 as the editorial director of the company, is expected to move into the top spot.

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Although there is no longer mandatory retirement at age 65, Huey turns 65 next spring, and he’s quietly been telling friends he will be leaving.

Sources say Huey has already accepted a Shorenstein fellowship for the spring semester at the Harvard Kennedy School. It’s been a favorite stop for other top editors before him including Ben Bradlee of the Washington Post and Dan Okrent, the one-time public editor of the New York Times.

Huey was among the Time Inc. brass chowing down on roast chicken yesterday at Time's annual Person of the Year luncheon, which we reported on here.

In other news...

The New York Times union has voted to accepted its new contract. (And media reporters rejoice that they will never again have to wade throught the weeds of the complex negotiations.) [NYT/Media Decoder]

The Times has the most Twitter followers of any company. [The Motley Fool]

What it was like being a Mormon covering Mitt Romney on the trail. [BuzzFeed]

Erik Wemple breaks down Marcus Brauchli's Washintgon Post tenure. [washingtonpost.com]

Jim Bell has left "Today" to become the full-time executive producer of the Olympics. [The New York Times]

Long-form science startup Matter launched today with a subscription-based model. [paidContent]

Deborah Needleman is staffin up at T. [W.W.D.]

Live from the Cosmo 100. [The New York Observer]