Jon Landman Top Candidate for Washington Post Job

Michael Calderone at Politico is reporting that Jon Landman is a top candidate for the chief editor job at The Washington Post, which is expected to be vacated sometime next year by Len Downie.

Landman apparently met with Downie last week, though the nature of the visit isn’t clear. Landman sent Calderone an e-mail saying, “I won’t confirm, deny or discuss.”

O.K., but we will! Calderone reports that Landman now joins a short list of candidates that includes Newsweek‘s Jon Meacham, ex-Journal editor Marcus Brauchli, Post columnist David Ignatius and Post managing editor Philip Bennett.