Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle has named Matt Bean the new editor of EW. Effective today, he will be responsible for editorial oversight of the publication’s print and digital properties under Cagle.
“Matt’s arrival is a testament to Time Inc.’s confidence in EW. He is a uniquely talented editor well-suited to this unique brand, and it will be a thrill to see where he and the extraordinary staff take EW in the years to come,” said Cagle.
Bean joins EW fresh off SportsIllustrated.com, where he served as Managing Editor since 2012. While there, he bolstered site traffic to record heights and launched several digital brands including the site’s new LongForm property, an immersive digital storytelling collection that draws on the deep narrative roots of Sports Illustrated.
“Jess has built Entertainment Weekly into an incredible brand over the past five years, and we’re going to continue the bold pursuit of big ideas across all platforms under my watch,” said Bean.