The Economist, the London-based business magazine, will have a new editor soon. Editor Bill Emmott has announced that he is stepping down.
Here is coverage from Brand Republic: “LONDON – Bill Emmott, editor-in-chief for The Economist, is to step down from the role after 13 years to focus on writing books.
Emmott has been with The Economist for 26 years, working his way up from Brussels correspondent in 1980, becoming financial editor in 1986 then business affairs editor in 1989. He took on his current job in March 1993.
He will stay on at the magazine until a new editor is found, but this could be as soon as March 21, according to reports. The appointment will be approved by four trustees of the Economist Group board. Contenders are likely to include: Emma Duncan, who is deputy editor; John Micklethwait, US editor; and Matthew Bishop, American business editor.
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