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Hugo Lindgren, the recently ousted editor of The New York Times Magazine, has rebounded rather quickly with a new, high-profile interim gig.
Lindgren, who left the Times in November, has been hired as The Hollywood Reporter’s acting editor, according to a memo circulated to THR staff on Friday.
The appointment follows last week’s news that put THR editor in chief Janice Min in charge of sister publication, Billboard. Min was also crowned copresident and chief creative officer of the entertainment division of Guggenheim Media, the parent company of both THR and Billboard. “Hugo will be serving in my stead day-to-day (with me always available and in the loop…perhaps just not ticking off every caption) for the next three months,” Min said in the memo, adding that Lindgren will be “relocating to L.A. from the polar vortex of New York City for three months beginning Jan. 27.”
Lindgren, who had held the editor job at The New York Times Magazine for three years, also briefly worked as executive editor of Bloomberg Businessweek. Prior to that he spent 10 years as New York magazine’s editorial director under Adam Moss.
Min said while Lindgren is working on THR, she will work with executive editor Matt Belloni, creative director Shanti Marlar and photo and video director Jennifer Laski to revive Billboard.