Noah Shachtman will start his new gig as Rolling Stone's Editor in Chief this September, replaces Jason Fine, who in February was moved to director of content development, charged with overseeing Rolling Stone Films, documentaries, podcasts and books.
“Rolling Stone changed my life. Its music journalism helped push me to play in bands for real. Its conflict reporting gave me a north star to aim for when I was a national security reporter,” Shachtman said. “Its gonzo political journalism inspired me as an editor. I can’t wait to work with Rolling Stone’s talented team to write the next chapter of this amazing story. Let’s do this.”
Prior to journalism, Shachtman was a staffer in the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and a touring musician.
“Noah is a brilliant editor and journalist and has deep expertise running a digital-first operation, which will be critical to our continued growth,” said Gus Wenner, the president of Rolling Stone and the son of the founder, Jann Wenner.
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