Time Out, the leading global media and entertainment brand that inspires and enables people to make the most of the city, is delighted to announce that three of its editors have been honored as Rising Stars at this year’s Folio: Top Women in Media Awards.
The editors—Kate Wertheimer, Time Out Los Angeles; Virginia Gil, Time Out Miami; and Alexandra Early, Time Out New York Kids—have all been recognized for their talent, creativity, hard work and dedication at a ceremony today alongside some of the most successful women in the industry.
The Awards celebrate women who have made a lasting impact on their brands, companies, markets and teams, driving innovation and carving out leadership roles that keep the industry moving forward.
The three editors honored have all played key roles in further establishing Time Out as the ‘go to’ source for inspiration for both locals and visitors alike; each has been instrumental in pushing the brand’s growth in audience, reach and national expansion across North America. There are now websites available in over 30 cities in North America and free print magazines in NYC (including Time Out New York Kids), Chicago, L.A., Miami and Austin. Time Out offers audience engagement across a plethora of channels including print, digital, mobile, social and Live Events providing increasing value to advertisers who can connect through new creative opportunities globally, nationally and locally.
Joel Meares, Editor-in-Chief of Time Out North America, said, “I am so proud to see our hugely talented editors being rewarded for their hard work and passion—it is a very well deserved honor to be recognised at the Folio: Top Women in Media Awards. Each of these editors has been vital to the success of Time Out’s presence in their markets and in helping millions of locals and visitors make the most of a city. Kate, Virginia and Alexandra are role models within our business and the epitome of what makes a great editor and team leader: a hunger for high-quality curation, a deep understanding of our experience-hungry audience, a drive to deliver growth, a love for this iconic brand and the vision to take it to the next level.”
About the three Time Out Rising Stars:
Kate Wertheimer – Editor, Time Out Los Angeles
Since taking over as editor of Time Out Los Angeles, Kate has overseen steady digital growth, launched a print magazine and assembled a formidable team of journalists on the West Coast. She has led that team to make this one of the fastest-growing titles in the company’s portfolio, surpassing the team’s ambitious expectations. Kate is one part manager, one part journalist and one part brand ambassador making regular media appearances.
Her strong digital strategy across written content, social media and video has resulted in record-breaking traffic and fantastic results for Time Out and its advertising partners. In September 2016, Kate successfully launched the free quarterly Time Out Los Angeles magazine in response to the desire of both consumers and advertising partners.
Virginia Gil – Editor, Time Out Miami
As editor of Time Out Miami, Virginia led the launch of the brand in the Florida market. In only one year, she has established Time Out Miami as a serious player in the local online media industry with her dynamic, creative content, her innovative ideas and her ability to forge relationships in the city.
Virginia oversees all content geared toward Miami residents as well as visitors to the city to inspire and enable them to make the most of this city. She has led the website to a record number of visits and strong growth on social media. She also launched the first Time Out Miami free quarterly magazine in November 2016, targeting further growth of the brand, audience, engagement and digital reach as well as providing increased value to advertisers.
Alexandra Early – Editor, Time Out New York Kids
Alexandra is the editor of Time Out New York Kids, both in print and online. In 2015, she led a major design and editorial overhaul of Time Out New York Kids to make it an even more exciting and creative read thanks to a mix of engaging features, of-the-moment blog posts and branded content campaigns.
Under her guidance, Time Out New York Kids has increased the annual number of magazine issues from four to six and, thanks to her exceptional multi-platform skills and knowledge of what will perform online, the website has seen steady digital growth.