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
Formed from the merger of Time Inc with Warner Communications in 1989,
Time Warner is the world’s biggest entertainment and media
Its interests include filmed entertainment, television production, book
publishing and recorded music. It also owns Time, People and Life
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