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Rolling Stone Editor Steps Down

NEW YORK — Music magazine Rolling Stone announced that Jason Fine will be stepping down from his post as Editor to become Director of Content Development effective immediately. In this newly created role, Fine will oversee Rolling Stone’s multimedia projects including: Rolling Stone Films, documentaries, podcasts, and books.  A new Editor has not been named.

“Over the past several years, we have built a great foundation of film, television and podcast franchises, and Jason will be instrumental in taking our multimedia initiatives to the next level,” said Rolling Stone President and COO, Gus Wenner. “Evolving our journalism into new mediums is a major part of growth strategy.”

“In looking for a new Editor-in-Chief, we are thrilled to bring in someone who will continue the evolution of this iconic brand,” Wenner continued. “Quality journalism and innovative thinking will be the number one priority in our search.”

Gus Wenner is the son of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner. The magazine was bought by Penske Media in 2017.

“Over the past two years, the team has worked hard to develop new platforms that are unique, impactful and expand our ability to tell stories in innovative ways. We have so much opportunity and I am thrilled to work on this venture in collaboration with a world-class team,” said Fine.

Rolling Stone has not named Fine’s successor and is actively looking for its next Editor-In-Chief. In the interim, day-to-day editorial operations will be led by Deputy Editor Sean Woods and Digital Director Jerry Portwood.