Christopher Knutsen has been named executive editor of WSJ. magazine, the upscale magazine published by The Wall Street Journal.
He brings editing experience in culture, business, style, and politics, and will be reporting to editor-in-chief Deborah Needleman.
Prior to joining WSJ., he was a senior editor at Vogue, where he assigned and edited features with an emphasis on politics and current events. Knutsen also served as the deputy editor at Radar, and spent nine years at The New Yorker, three of which he spent as managing editor.
The magazine, which was launched in September 2008, was initially supposed to be called Pursuits. It recently received new competition with the launch of Bloomberg Pursuits. It was initially published quarterly, but the plan is to have 10 issues in 2012.
The September issue of WSJ clocked in at 124 total pages and 57 ad pages — both records for the magazine.