Crain’s New York editor Smerd is out
Crain’s New York editor Jeremy Smerd has left the organization, reports Keith Kelly of the New York Post.
Kelly writes, “Smerd was said to be one of three executives to be pink-slipped. Rosemary Maggiore, the general manager of digital, and Michael O’Connor, the head of audience development, saw their jobs eliminated. The positions will be run out of corporate in Detroit.
“It now means the weekly is without someone in the top two positions. Publisher Jill Kaplan apparently exited on her own last week — leaving to lead the NY-NJ region of United Airlines.
“The departures have stirred new worries that the recent ownership change — Rance Crain sold his half of the company to his brother Keith Crain — could foretell tough times for the business titles.”
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Today was my last as @CrainsNewYork editor. Thank you to the award-winning news team for your great work, enthusiasm and support. More TK XO
— Jeremy Smerd (@smerd) November 14, 2017