Hugo Lindgren, editor of The New York Times Magazine, may be exiting the magazine at the end of this year. According to a report from Capital New York, rumors of Lindgren’s departure first leaked yesterday afternoon, following several months of similar speculation from the magazine’s insiders.
Lindgren first assumed the helm of the Times’ Sunday magazine three years ago, replacing then-editor Gerry Marzorati. Prior to joining the magazine, Lindgren spent less than a year as the executive editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, and before that, was an editorial director at New York magazine. He had also worked at The New York Times Magazine once before during Adam Moss’ editorship.
During his three years as the magazine’s editor, Lindgren introduced new franchises (including the “Who Made That?" column, and the “One Page Magazine” and “Riff” pages) while getting rid of the “On Language” column. He added staffers’ email addresses and editor's credits at the end of feature articles for the first time in a bid for more reader accessibility.
The New York Times has yet to confirm the news of Lindgren’s departure. No successor has been reported.