Time Inc. Hires Teri Everett, Former News Corp. Communications Chief

Teri Everett, News Corp.'s former PR czar, left the company at the end of January

Time Inc. has hired Teri Everett, News Corp.’s former head of corporate communications, to run its PR shop under new CEO Laura Lang.

Everett, whose official title is Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, will begin March 5. She will report directly to Lang, who took the reins of the nation's biggest magazine publisher at the end of November.

“Teri is well-known throughout the media industry as a premier communications strategist and trusted advisor,” Lang said in a statement. “One of our priorities is to create a transparent, open dialog about Time Inc.’s goals and strategies both within the company and to our external constituents. Teri’s honest and direct approach and strong track record make her the ideal executive to lead our communications efforts.”

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Everett will also be in charge of the company’s “corporate philanthropy and social responsibility strategy.”

She left News Corp. at the end of January, saying she was "ready for something new." It caught many by surprise since she had worked at CEO Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate since 2000.