Keith Kelly of The New York Post reports Friday that Wall Street Journal assistant managing editor Ed Felsenthal is likely to leave the newspaper to become the next editor of magazine Men’s Journal.
Kelly wrote, “The front-runner is said to be Ed Felsenthal, the assistant managing editor of The Wall Street Journal who runs the weekday Personal Journal section as editor-in-chief.
“He is besting a host of candidates who have been contacted following the departure of James Kaminsky, who bolted for the new Alpha Media (formerly Dennis Publishing) as the editorial director of Maxim. Sources said a deal for Felsenthal could be only days away.
“If he gets the job, it would be a bit of a surprise on many levels.
“He had been everyone’s favorite pick to climb on the shuttle bus from the Journal to CondÃ© Nast Portfolio, where he could team up with his former colleague, Editor-in-Chief Joanne Lipman. But apparently discussions about such a move never advanced to the serious stage.”
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