'Modern Luxury' Names Stephanie Davis Smith Editorial Director, Time Digital Ups Jacobs To Executive Editor

Today, luxury lifestyle publisher Modern Luxury has appointed Stephanie Davis Smith as editorial director, and Time Digital has promoted Sam Jacobs to executive editor.

Davis Smith is replacing Beth Weitzman, who is leaving Modern Luxury to start a digital venture aimed at luxury travelers, a spokesperson told Publishers Daily.

Davis Smith will lead the publisher’s editorial staff and design direction for 67 magazines across 19 cities. This new role marks Davis Smith’s return to Modern Luxury. She was previously editor-in-chief for The Atlantan and executive editor of Men’s Book Atlanta and Hawaii Modern Luxury.

Most recently, Davis Smith served as editor-in-chief for Connect Meetings.

In March,Modern Luxury launched Modern Luxury Silicon Valley magazine, a lifestyle brand catering to the California region. Earlier this month, the publisher changed the name of Bridal Magazine to Modern Luxury Weddings to be more inclusive of same-sex marriages.



As executive editor of Time Digital, Jacobs will also oversee the news digital desk, helping drive Time’s collaboration with digital titles throughout Time Inc.

Jacobs joined Time three years ago and has since led the creation of its 24/7 publishing desk. His title prior to this promotion was assistant managing editor of Time.

Previously, Jacobs was a national political correspondent at Reuters, as well as an associate editor at Newsweek and a reporter at The Daily Beast.
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