OLD Media Moves

Lane promoted to chief content officer at Forbes

December 6, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Randall Lane
Randall Lane

Forbes magazine editor Randall Lane has been promoted to chief content officer.

In this new role, Lane will be responsible for editorial content across all platforms, focusing on integrating editorial content across digital and print, developing more editorial franchises and working with contributors and the Forbes editorial team to develop more multiplatform reporting.

He will continue to serve as the editor of Forbes magazine.

Since rejoining Forbes in 2011, Lane has helped the magazine and Forbes.com reach peak levels of readership, developed some of Forbes’ most successful franchises including Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and has delivered exclusive and deep-dive reporting on some of the world’s greatest business minds.

“Randall is a unique and talented leader at Forbes. A true innovator, he’s the creator of many of Forbes’ popular editorial franchises including Forbes’ 30 Under 30, the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy and The Just 100,” said Mike Federle, CEO of Forbes Media, in a statement. “He’s the perfect fit for this position as we continue to expand globally, build new editorial initiatives, reach new audiences and evolve to adjust to changing consumer behaviors.”

Prior to joining Forbes Media, Lane co-founded and served as editor-in-chief of a half-dozen magazines and related websites, including P.O.V., Trader Monthly and Dealmaker. He was also an early member of The Daily Beast leadership team, serving as editor-at-large.

Lane began his career at Forbes in 1991, and served as reporter, staff writer and Washington bureau chief.

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