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Reuters names former magazine editor as Americas editor

Reuters has appointed a former editor of Time, Life and People magazines to oversee the work of all of its journalists in North America and Latin America.

Editor-in-chief Stephen Adler and his deputy Paul Ingrassia said in an internal message to editorial staff: “We’re delighted to announce that our search for an Americas Editor has reached a most welcome conclusion. Jim Gaines, whom we’ve all come to know and respect in recent months, will be moving into the Americas role.” 

Gaines, pictured, joined Reuters in April as editor for ethics, standards and innovation after a brief stint at News Corp’s The Daily, an iPad news application. He spent most of his career at Time Inc, where his last job was corporate editor. In his new role he will direct and coordinate coverage of major global stories when Ingrassia, who also joined in April, is absent. Gaines will continue to oversee, with Reinhard Krause in London, Reuters’ global photography department.

Previously Gaines worked for Newsweek, radio station WNET, a digital multimedia general interest magazine called FLYP, and his own multimedia publishing company in Washington where he lives. ■