NEW YORK–(December 18, 2012)–Time Inc. today announced the appointment of Martha Nelson to Editor-in-Chief. Ms. Nelson, who has been Editorial Director since 2010, will assume the top editorial position at Time Inc. in January 2013. She will become only the seventh Editor-in-Chief in the company’s 90-year history and the first woman to hold the role. Ms. Nelson has spent 20 years at Time Inc. — launching new franchises, reinvigorating others and amassing numerous honors along the way, including being named one of the World’s Most Powerful Women three years in a row by Forbes magazine. For the past two years, Ms. Nelson oversaw the print and digital editors of the 17 brands in the Style & Entertainment Group and Lifestyle Group as Editorial Director. In this role, she has been instrumental in developing the company’s multi-platform editorial strategy. Previously, she was editor for Time Inc.’s Style & Entertainment Group, a group editor for Time Inc., editor of the PEOPLE Group and the founding editor of InStyle.