New York Press Editor Jerry Portwood to Bring Straight News to Out Magazine

New York Press editor in chief Jerry Portwood has given notice at Manhattan Media’s don’t-call-it-an-an-alt weekly, he told The Observer. He will begin as managing editor of  Out magazine on July 25–the first day gay marriage is legal in New York!

Mr. Portwood’s successor has yet to be named. His deputy, culture and entertainment editor Adam Rathe, left the paper recently as well. Publisher and mayoral comment Tom Allon did not immediately return call for comment.

At Out, Mr. Portwood replaces Jessanne Collins, who left to become managing editor of Mental Floss, the trivia magazine recently taken under the wealthy wing of The Week.

“Jerry has a great eye for news stories and pop culture,” Out editor in chief Aaron Hicklin told The Observer.

“Frankly, I think we could be doing a better job with our feature well. Investigative and reported stories would raise the bar and Jerry is the kind of all-arounder that can do that.”