Canadian Magazine Industry News
29 October 2014,     TORONTO
The Walrus has a new editor-in-chief
 
Jonathan Kay has been appointed to the position of editor-in-chief for The Walrus magazine. He will be replacing John Macfarlane, the current editor and co-publisher when he retires from the publication at the end of the year.

Kay has previously acted as the National Post’s editor for comment and is a regular media panelist on CBC TV’s The National and CBC Radio’s Q. He has been published in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Weekend Standard, Commentary Magazine and is the author of two books. 

“I am honoured to have this opportunity to work with The Walrus,” Jonathan Kay said. “In the coming months, I look forward to collaborating with the magazine’s staff to help make the publication’s renowned content widely read on a wider range of platforms, and to infuse into the Walrus Foundation some of the energy that has characterized the National Post during the sixteen wonderful years that I worked there.”

There will be a transition period of several weeks before Kay officially takes the helm on Dec. 1. The Walrus Foundation’s official title for Kay is editor-in-chief, content platforms. The magazine is published 10 times a year in print, tablet and mobile editions.
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