OLD Media Moves

Crain’s Chicago names new editor

March 8, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Crain’s Chicago Business has named Michael Arndt, the paper’s current managing editor, to be its new editor.

A story on its website states, “Mr. Arndt, 56, has been with Crain’s in the managing editor role since 2010. He joined the paper after a decade at BusinessWeek, where he was a senior correspondent and a senior editor in the Chicago office. Prior to that, he spent 20 years at the Chicago Tribune, both as chief economics correspondent and on the business desk, where he served as Sunday Business editor for five years.

“Mr. Arndt will oversee the day-to-day operations of Crain’s newsroom, which includes both print and digital content; he will report to Jim Kirk, Crain’s chief of editorial operations, who oversees all new and existing editorial initiatives for the weekly business newspaper. In addition to developing new products, Mr. Kirk will continue to oversee financial, budgeting and personnel responsibilities and work with Mr. Arndt in guiding the overall direction of the newsroom and content.

“Mr. Kirk had been serving as interim editor since January, when former Editor Joe Cahill left that role to become a weekly columnist for Crain’s.

“‘I’m extremely confident in Michael’s ability to lead our newsroom at this moment of great transformation in our industry,’ Mr. Kirk said. ‘He comes to the post with a wealth of experience. He is a fabulous editor.’

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