TIME100 Summit Africa


Sam Jacobs

Editor in Chief


Speaker Profile

Sam Jacobs is the Interim Editor in Chief of TIME. Most recently Jacobs was Deputy Editor, managing TIME’s newsroom and overseeing its global journalism which reaches a combined audience of more than 105 million people around the world across all platforms—the largest in TIME’s history. In addition to expanding TIME’s global events and live journalism, creating and launching The Leadership Brief, building a sustainability vertical for TIME CO2, and establishing a strong partnership between TIME Studios and the newsroom, Jacobs has led recruitment and management of editorial staff across the world. Before joining TIME in 2013, Sam was national political correspondent at Reuters, associate editor at Newsweek and staff reporter for The Daily Beast. His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe and New York Observer. He graduated from Harvard College where he studied history.

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