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Fine departing Inc. magazine after 5+ years

December 31, 2019

Posted by Chris Roush

Jon Fine, the acting editor in chief, executive director of editorial and executive editor at Inc. for the past five-and-a-half years, has resigned.

The magazine last week named Scott Omelianuk as its new editor in chief.

On Twitter, Fine wrote that the decision was not easy. He will miss “the joy of working within a great group creative process, alongside people who are good at what they do and plain delightful to be around.”

He joined Inc. in 2014 as its executive editor. Before that, he was the media columnist for BusinessWeek, for which he won American Society of Business Publication Editors and National Headliner Awards.

His memoir of his long-running alternate life as a musician, “Your Band Sucks,” was published by Penguin in 2015 and received widespread critical acclaim from outlets ranging from the New York Times to The Atlantic to the Philippine Star.

He’s also been editorial director of Magnum Photos, and served as a contributor to CNBC, for which he provided on-air commentary on media and technology issues.

His freelance work has appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair, and the Atlantic, among many others, and his work for Food & Wine won a James Beard Award in 2010.

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