OLD Media Moves

Crain’s Chicago chief named editor of Sun-Times

April 24, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Jim Kirk, the chief of editorial operations at Crain’s Chicago Business, has been named editor of the daily newspaper Chicago Sun-Times.

A Crain’s Chicago story states, “‘In his time here, Jim has done an outstanding job restructuring our newsroom to better reflect a digital-first news strategy, while at the same time upholding our tradition for producing the best journalism in the city,’ said Crain’s Publisher David Snyder.

Michael Arndt will remain editor of Crain’s Chicago Business.

“‘Michael, who has demonstrated superb leadership in his role as editor, will continue to guide the newsroom following Jim’s departure,’ Mr Snyder said. ‘Crain’s is doing some of our best work ever and that can be largely attributed to Michael’s great leadership and instinctive feel for what makes a great CCB story — in print and online.’

“Prior to joining Crain’s, Mr. Kirk had been managing editor of the Chicago News Cooperative. Before that, he was a U.S. government team leader at Bloomberg News in Washington and associate managing editor for finance at the Chicago Tribune for five years.

“Mr. Kirk had worked as a business reporter at the Sun-Times from 1995 to 1997, when he moved to the Tribune.”

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