TimeZoneOne (TZO), a global creative communications agency, announced today, award-winning Chicago journalist and innovative content creator Amy Carr, will lead all content and media development strategies as the new General Manager, USA, effective today.
Carr will oversee the agency’s digital storytelling efforts and lead all content, video, public relations and creative teams at TimeZoneOne’s global headquarters in Chicago.
A long-time, respected journalist and leader in the Chicago media industry, Carr joins TimeZoneOne from Chicago magazine where she led the publication as editor-in-chief.
“A true ideas and creative thinker at heart, Amy is one of the most recognizable leaders in the Chicago media industry,” said Daniel Thomas, TimeZoneOne CEO. “Time and time again, Amy has proven she’s able to build successful teams who understand the community, culture and lifestyle needs of consumers. She will be an invaluable asset to our clients.”
“Finding smart, clear, and creative ways to tell stories has taken on new importance in recent years, as we’ve all been forced to take a fresh look at what we do,” said Amy Carr, General Manager, USA, TZO. “I’ve spent my career leading teams at some of the top media organizations in the country, and I’m excited about the opportunity to use my proven experience to help brands tell their stories as they continue to pivot and evolve in our ever-changing world. With the talent and resources at TZO and my diverse background and skill set, we are uniquely positioned to serve our clients wherever they need us.”
Carr has enjoyed an impressive career telling stories on all platforms, launching new products and growing digital audiences. Prior to her time at Chicago magazine, Carr spent eight years with the Chicago Tribune, most recently as director of content for life and culture, overseeing food and dining, travel and tourism, arts and entertainment, lifestyle, real estate, and live and virtual events.
Prior to joining the Tribune, Carr was the executive editor of Time Out Chicago magazine. She was part of the team that launched the magazine in 2005 and Time Out Chicago Kids in 2009. She began her career at the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, where she spent nearly 15 years reporting and editing a wide range of topics, ranging from metro news and business to government, health care and features.