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Jerry Leu Named Video Director; Katie Holdefehr Named Senior Editor
for; Elizabeth Sile Named Senior Editor, Features

(NEW YORK, NY, May 23, 2017)—Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) REAL SIMPLE today appointed Jerry Leu to Video Director, Katie Holdefehr to Senior Editor for and Elizabeth Sile to Senior Editor, Features, effective immediately. Leu and Holdefehr join Time Inc. from Apartment Therapy, and Sile joins from REAL SIMPLE’s sister brand Departures. Leu reports to Cory Calhoun, Executive Producer, Lifestyle Group; Holdefehr reports to Laura Schocker, Digital Director,; and Sile reports to Sara Austin, Executive Editor.

“Jerry, Katie and Elizabeth bring storytelling experience across video, digital and print, that will be critical as we continue to expand the REAL SIMPLE brand’s reach and create content that our audiences love,” said Leslie Yazel, Editor-in-Chief of REAL SIMPLE. “I’m thrilled to welcome Jerry, Katie and Elizabeth to the REAL SIMPLE family.”

As a video producer for Apartment Therapy, Leu produced video content for the brand. He previously served in senior creative roles at Marina Bay Sands, where he created original video content and oversaw video operations. He began his career as a producer for MTV Asia.

Holdefehr was Associate Editor of Design & Projects at Apartment Therapy, where she developed original DIY projects for photo and video shoots and oversaw interviews with talent. Prior to that, Holdefehr held various editorial roles at Martha Stewart Living and Good Housekeeping.

Sile was Associate Travel Editor of Departures where she wrote and edited stories about luxury travel, hotels and restaurants. She was previously Editorial Assistant of Esquire and Politics Blog Editor for from 2012 to 2014.

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REAL SIMPLE ( is the everyday essential for today’s time-pressured woman, providing inspiring ideas and practical solutions to help her simplify, streamline and beautifully curate her life. Throughout its 15-year history, REAL SIMPLE has been a leader in understanding the modern woman, creating a community in which women can connect and share their ideas. With a monthly print magazine, robust website, tablet editions, mobile apps, licensed products, books and a strong social media presence, REAL SIMPLE enjoys an unduplicated monthly audience of 12.6 million. REAL SIMPLE is part of Time Inc., one of the largest media companies in the world.


Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading content company that engages over 170 million consumers every month through our portfolio of premium brands across platforms. By combining our distinctive content with our proprietary data and people-based targeting, we offer highly differentiated end-to-end solutions to marketers across the multimedia landscape. Our influential brands include PEOPLE, TIME, FORTUNE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, INSTYLE, REAL SIMPLE and SOUTHERN LIVING, as well as approximately 60 diverse brands in the United Kingdom. Time Inc. has been extending the power of our brands through various acquisitions and investments, including Viant, an advertising technology firm with a specialized people-based marketing platform; The Foundry, Time Inc.’s creative lab and content studio; and the PEOPLE ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY NETWORK (PEN). The company is also home to celebrated events, such as the TIME 100, FORTUNE MOST POWERFUL WOMEN, PEOPLE’s SEXIEST MAN ALIVE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR, the ESSENCE FESTIVAL and the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.



Emma Byrd,, 212-522-5831

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017