[em]Time[/em] M.E. Search: Meacham Declines; Okrent Advises

Time Inc. editor in chief John Huey has reached out to Newsweek managing editor Jon Meacham to see if he would be interested in Time‘s managing-editor job, according to sources with knowledge of the search.

Reached by phone, Meacham declined to comment on any interactions with Huey, but said he has no plans to leave Newsweek.

“I’m extremely happy at Newsweek, where I intend to stay,” Meacham said.

Time maintains that incumbent managing editor Jim Kelly’s status has not changed. Huey has, however, sought the advice of former Time Inc. editor at large (and former New York Times public editor) Daniel Okrent on the search for Kelly’s replacement, according to two sources.

Besides Meacham, sources have said Huey has also asked Michael Kinsley and Slate‘s Jacob Weisberg about their interest in the job.

–Gabriel Sherman