By: E&P Staff
Paul Steiger, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal announced Monday that he will be leaving the paper as of December 31, 2007, reports the New York Post. Speculation about Steiger?s departure has been circling for over a year, but an official date had not been announced until Monday.
A replacement is expected to be named in the spring of 2007, reports the Post, and, at that time, Steiger will transition to an advisory role at the paper until he leaves in December.
The announcement came on the same day as the Journal?s unveiling of its second redesign in two years.
The head of the negotiating committee for the International Association of Publishing Employees, E.S. “Jim” Browning, told the Post that WSJ staffers, “worry that the bean counters are treating Paul Steiger as a lame duck, since everyone knows he is being replaced in a few months.”