JJ Miller Named Executive Producer, Video for Time Inc.’s ‘People’ and Entertainment Weekly

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JJ Miller has been named Executive Producer, Video for Time
Inc.’s People and Entertainment Weekly. In this newly
created role, Miller will oversee all aspects of People and EW
video programming across their digital platforms, and she will develop
TV and other brand extensions, reporting directly to Jess Cagle,
Editorial Director of People and EW. In this position, she
will also work closely with Ian Orefice, Executive Producer of
Time Inc. News and Sports and the Time Inc. central video team, the
editorial teams and ad sales. She will manage a sizable staff, which
will include existing staff members and new hires. Miller will be based
in New York and will begin on December 7.


“JJ Miller is one of the most respected—and beloved—news and
entertainment executives in our industry, with experience in online
video, broadcasting, radio and print,” said Cagle. “This is a critical
role that reflects how video and related brand extensions have become a
cornerstone of our business.”

“I am thrilled to join People and EW—two brands I’ve long
admired—at a moment of such exciting innovation in video at Time Inc.,”
said Miller. “I believe that Time Inc. is looking at the future of media
with their eyes wide open to what’s possible—and profitable—and I
can’t wait to be a part of it.”

“In October, People.com
generated nearly 23 million video streams, a Time Inc. record,” said Rich
Battista
, President, People and Entertainment Weekly.
“With online video a key part of the People and EW growth
strategies, we are investing heavily in the medium—with nearly 50 video
series in production or in development across both brands—while also
ramping up television development. Both People and EW will
air TV specials before the end of the year, with many more series and
specials in development for 2016.”

Miller served as an executive producer at SiriusXM in 2012, where she
was a leader of talk programming and was instrumental in launching the
successful Entertainment Weekly channel. Throughout her
impressive career, she has demonstrated a valuable and unique talent for
bringing existing brands to other mediums; as special projects director
at O/Harpo (2007–2010), she oversaw projects in print, television, radio
and digital; as producer of The Gayle King Show on Oprah Radio
(2009–2011), Miller generated two hours of daily content, ranging from
segments on politics and health to celebrity interviews, and she managed
the launch of the show’s website.

Most recently, Miller played a key role in launching Katie Couric
Productions, where she developed projects for various platforms and
consulted on Yahoo staffing, digital production, social promotion and
distribution. Previously, she helped launch The Huffington Post’s
groundbreaking eight-hour block of video programming, and as HuffPost
Live
’s deputy executive producer, she oversaw all celebrity segments.

Miller grew up in Virginia and earned a BA in journalism from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Manhattan with
her husband and four-year-old daughter.

ABOUT PEOPLE

Time Inc.’s People revolutionized personality journalism when it
launched as a weekly in 1974 to celebrate extraordinary people doing
ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop culture more than 40 years
later, the People brand is accessible on all surfaces (print, digital,
video, mobile, social) bringing more than 75 million consumers a unique
mix of breaking news, exclusive photos, video and in-depth reporting on
the most compelling newsmakers of our time. In addition, comScore ranks
the People and Entertainment Weekly Network No. 1 in the entertainment
news category. People is an award-winning 24/7 news organization
headquartered in New York City with reporters across the globe. For more
information visit People.com
and Timeinc.com,
and follow @people on Twitter and @peoplemag on Facebook and Instagram.

ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Entertainment Weekly is your all-access pass to Hollywood’s most
creative minds and most fascinating stars. The magazine was launched by Time
Inc
. in 1990 and is America’s leading consumer publication in the
entertainment category, with a guaranteed circulation rate base of
nearly 1.8 million and a combined audience of almost 27 million loyal,
engaged fans.

Contacts

People
Marnie Perez, Julie Farin, 212-522-6300