Media Moves

ME Post likely candidate to be next Forbes editor

July 21, 2010

Joe Pompeo of The Business Insider reports that Tom Post is the most likely internal candidate to replace William Baldwin as editor of Forbes.

Baldwin announced Tuesday that he was stepping down.

Pompeo writes, “Post, who was one of two staffers promoted to a managing editor title in October 2008, has been with the magazine for roughly 13 years. Prior to Forbes he was at ABC News.

“But whoever gets the job, it seems safe to assume that he (or she!) will cede much of his influence to Lewis D’Vorkin, Forbes’ newly-installed chief product officer overseeing ‘all editorial areas,’ who came on board in late May as part of a deal the company struck to acquire his freelance blogging startup, True/Slant.

“D’Vorkin’s tenure so far has been met with skepticism from staffers trying to adjust to some of his arguably controversial ideas about journalism and entrepreneurship, like the notion of assembling an army of freelancers to churn out content for the magazine and website.”

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