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Nick Trautwein Hired as New Yorker Senior Editor

Less than a year after joining Penguin Press as a nonfiction editor, Nick Trautwein is leaving to become a senior editor at The New Yorker.

According to the NY Observer, Trautwein will replace Emily Eakin–despite a hiring freeze at Condé Nast. As we noted yesterday, the literary magazine also hired a managing editor this year as well.

New Yorker editor David Remnick had this emailed statement, from the article: “Anyone whose resume includes playing sax in Chubby Checker’s touring band has got to have something going on. And from everything I have seen, Nick Trautwein, really does.” You can find out more about his jazz experience in this exclusive GalleyCat video from last year…

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