Media Moves

Businessweek executive editor expected to become NYT mag editor

September 30, 2010

Hugo Lindgren, the executive editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, is expected to be named the next editor of the New York Times Magazine, reports John Koblin of the New York Observer.

Koblin writes, “Mr. Lindgren spent the last seven months as the executive editor at Bloomberg Businessweek. Prior to Businessweek, Mr. Lindgren was the editorial director at New York Magazine and an editor at The Times Magazine where he helped create ‘The Way We Live Now’ section.

“All summer, Times sources said that New Yorker Features editor Daniel Zalewski was the top candidate to get the job. As The Observer reported on Tuesday night, Mr. Zalewski recently turned that job down, and it was expected that executive editor Bill Keller would hire from within the Times newsroom. But, as when The Times made the surprising 11th-hour announcement that they had poached Sally Singer from Vogue for T, the top job at the Times Magazine will now go to someone that was on almost no one’s short list during the three-month search process.

“With Mr. Lindgren’s hiring, an intriguing rivarly suddenly emerges between the Times Magazine and New York. Mr. Lindgren was hired twice by New York editor and former Times Magazine editor Adam Moss. Toward the end of Mr. Lindgren’s most recent stint at New York, the relationship between the two became increasingly complicated and tense, sources said, and that was a reason, in part, that Mr. Lindgren found a new job.”

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