Village Voice Taps Joe Levy as Interim EIC

He will continue to contribute to Rolling Stone.

In the wake of Will Bourne’s dismissal from The Village Voice, Rolling Stone contributing editor Joe Levy has stepped in this week as the publication’s interim editor in chief. He will continue to contribute to Rolling Stone while he fills in at the Voice.

“We appreciate Joe coming on board to help while we look for a new EIC,” owner Peter Barbey said in a statement to FishbowlNY. “He is one of the best in the business and the Village Voice is lucky to be the recipient of his immense talents.”

One of Levy’s recent pieces for Rolling Stone was a cover story tribute to Prince, anchored around the performer’s final show in Atlanta:

As with so many visionary artists, there was a period in Prince’s career – almost all of the 1980s – when he seemed able to look around corners, when his music seemed to live in the future, and then assemble that future around us.

The Voice says finding a new EIC is a top priority, but that they are not rushing through the process. They are meeting with candidates now.