Kirk returning to Crain’s Chicago as publisher, executive editor
Jim Kirk, a veteran of Chicago journalism, has been named to the newly created position of publisher and executive editor of Crain’s Chicago Business.
A story on the Crain’s Chicago website states, “Kirk, 53, will be responsible for editorial and business operations of Crain’s Chicago Business, reporting to Group Publisher Mary Kramer. The Chicago publication is one of four city/regional brands owned by Crain; the others are in Cleveland, Detroit and New York.
“Kirk most recently served as editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times when it was owned by the Chicago Tribune’s parent company, Tribune Publishing Co.
“Before joining Tribune Publishing in 2017 as senior vice president of strategic initiatives, Kirk served as senior vice president, editor and publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times for five years.
“This is a return to Crain’s Chicago Business, where Kirk served as chief of editorial operations from 2011 to 2012.”
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