The New Yorker was quick to replace its outgoing managing editor Emily Greenhouse.
Leily Kleinbard is taking up the role, according to a memo from editor in chief David Remnick. Greenhouse was just this week named co-editor of The New York Review of Books, alongside Gabriel Winslow-Yost.
In his note to staff, Remnick thanked Greenhouse “for all of the extraordinary work she’s done here” and that the Review “is incredibly wise to have chosen her and fortunate to set out its future with her leadership and spirit.” She served as managing editor for about three years, having joined in 2016 to replace Silvia Killingsworth, who left for now defunct The Awl and has since joined Bloomberg.
The Review tapped Greenhouse and Winslow-Yost, an internal promotion, to be co-editors after several months of uncertainty surrounding leadership there. Ian Buruma, the previous lead editor, was ousted in September, after publishing and then defending an essay by Jian Gomeshi, which was roundly criticized for downplaying sexual misconduct allegations against the Canadian radio host by at least 15 women.
As for Kleinbard, who will officially become managing editor in about two weeks, Remnick wrote that she’s “done fantastic work” at the Condé Nast-owned magazine for the past three years as its A-issue editor. In that role, she managed the close of the magazine’s 47 issues a year and related editorial processes.
“Her judgment and skills and sense of leadership and collaboration are extraordinary,” Remnick added.
Kleinbard chalked up The New Yorker’s success to the”brilliant and kind” people behind it. “I feel honored to work with them and am excited to do so in this new role.”
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