Jason Donald McManus is an American journalist who served as Editor-in-Chief of TIME from 1988 to 1994. In 1968 he became a Rhodes Scholar after receiving a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University.
McManus began working for Time Inc. as a summer intern with Sports Illustrated in 1957. Two years later, he began working for TIME magazine as a writer for the magazine’s World section. He also served as the magazine’s first Common Market bureau chief in Paris. He then shifted to working in editing for the magazine in 1964. Working in the World and Nation section, he oversaw the coverage of the Watergate scandal. He retired in 1994.