Bloomberg Businessweek ME leaving
TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE
Bloomberg Businessweek managing editor Ciro Scotti, who has been at the magazine since 1978, sent out the following announcement to the staff late Thursday:
My work here is done, and I will be leaving at the end of next week.
Before I go, I would like to thank Norm and Josh for letting me be part of the initial effort to build a spanking-new magazine on the footprint of BusinessWeek. What all of you have accomplished in less than a year is nothing short of astonishing and has upended the notion that the newsmagazine is a dead man on a weekly walk.
Josh had a vision for a new book and somehow — with the talents of Richard and Ellen and Hugo and Cindy and David and Jon and Robert and a cadre of excellent editors, old and new — has managed to bring it to life (all while keeping a thousand balls in the air).
I’m going to skip the boilerplate about a great ride and smart people. The richness of my memories at BusinessWeek deserve more than a passing line, and if you weren’t brimming with brains and possibilities, believe me you wouldn’t be here.
But I can’t exit without saying how enormously I will miss my partners Prudence and Susan, my right and left hand Ilse, my longtime Copy Desk compatriots, and the quietly excellent members of Makeup. They have and will be a core strength of the magazine, and the good times we had together won’t soon be forgotten.
Lastly, I will miss collaborating with Online Managing Editor Martin Keohan and the business side — especially Christian “Dr. Evil” Corser, Chris Barrett, and the rest of the team that tries to make this a profitable venture while maintaining our integrity.
UPDATE: Scotti tells Talking Biz News that he has no immediate plans other than to do some writing.