OLD Media Moves

Another editor helps Portfolio get out the door

April 4, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

The New York Observer’s Michael Calderone writes Wednesday that former Men’s Journal editor Michael Caruso was instrumental in helping get the first issue of new glossy biz magazine Conde Nast Portfolio off to the printers.

Conde Nast PorfolioCalderone wrote, “Mr. Caruso, who abruptly left his last job as Men’s Journal’s editor in chief in October 2005—and won a six-figure settlement from publisher Jann Wenner—was hired last January as a freelance editor. For the first issue, he will have the title of ‘contributing editor-at-large.’

“Formerly editor in chief of Details, Mr. Caruso is no stranger to expensive launches, either: He helmed News Corp.’s now-defunct Maximum Golf in 2001.

“Initially, Mr. Caruso only showed up occasionally at Portfolio, but soon started keeping regular hours on the 17th floor; he grabbed the office used by Matt Cooper when in town from Washington, D.C., according to a staffer.

“(Mr. Cooper has since been relegated to a cubicle near the staff writers.)”

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