Ghosh joins senior ranks at Time

Time magazine has appointed its first non-American executive to the senior role of world editor, with the Baghdad bureau chief Aparisim "Bobby" Ghosh taking charge of world editorial duties.

Ghosh will be responsible for editing the domestic magazine's international coverage and will work closely with Time international editor Michael Elliott to guide international content across the magazine's five editions as well as online via

Ghosh, who joined Time in 1998 as senior editor for Time Asia, will take over responsibilities effective immediately. He will be based out of New York.

Richard Stengel, Time managing editor, said Ghosh's work from Iraq and his dedicated support of Time's Baghdad bureau was inspiring.

"His two Iraq cover stories during the past year, 'Life in Hell: A Baghdad Diary' and 'Sunnis vs. Shi'ites: Why They Hate Each Other,' are already journalistic classics. We're thrilled to bring his global expertise to our broader international reporting."

Ghosh has also held the role of senior editor for Time Europe, where he launched a travel section, Time's Global Advisor. He also wrote stories on European social trends and Middle East politics.