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.
Calderone wrote, “Mr. Caruso, who abruptly left his last job as Menâ€™s Journalâ€™s editor in chief in October 2005â€”and won a six-figure settlement from publisher Jann Wennerâ€”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.â€™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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