Time for a change after Hullin resigns top PR post

One of the highest paid jobs in public relations is up for grabs following the resignation of Time Warner’s Tod Hullin.

One of the highest paid jobs in public relations is up for grabs

following the resignation of Time Warner’s Tod Hullin.



Senior vice-president of corporate communications at the entertainment

and publishing giant for six years, Hullin says he is quitting to ’read,

rest, travel and write’. His responsibilities at Time Warner embrace

both investor relations and public affairs, and the post carries a

salary - listed in the company’s annual report - of around dollars 1

million (pounds 625,000).



Before joining New York-based Time Warner, Hullin held government posts

at the White House and Department of Defence and corporate jobs with

property firm Interstate General and SmithKline Beecham.



Hullin will continue to act as an external consultant to Time Warner

after his departure, although it remains unclear if his vacant post will

be handed to a successor or split between other communications

executives.



Formed from the merger of Time Inc with Warner Communications in 1989,

Time Warner is the world’s biggest entertainment and media

conglomerate.



Its interests include filmed entertainment, television production, book

publishing and recorded music. It also owns Time, People and Life

magazines.



Hullin’s resignation coincides with the vote last week by the US Federal

Trade Commission to grant final approval to Time Warner’s merger with

Turner Broadcasting System.



The agreement, which was given preliminary approval in September,

aroused the opposition of New York government officials and consumer

groups who claimed that the merger would reduce competition in the cable

television industry.



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