Eric Pooley Named Managing Editor of Fortune
Posted on February 28, 2005Time Inc. has named Eric Pooley Managing Editor of Fortune to succeed Rik Kirkland, who will step down after four years as the magazine's top editor. The announcement was made by Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Norman Pearlstine and Editorial Director John Huey. Pooley, 45, is Editor of Time Magazine's European, Middle Eastern and African editions. He was appointed to that position in September 2002. In 2003 and 2004, Pooley was short-listed for the Editor of the Year Award by the British Society of Magazine Editors. After 26 years at Fortune, Kirkland, 53, expressed his desire to Pearlstine and Huey to step down as Managing Editor of Fortune and return to writing. He joined the magazine in 1978 as a reporter and researcher. He covered trade, fiscal policy, and the business lobby as a writer based in Washington, D.C., and also served four years as FORTUNE's European editor, based in London.