businessweek coverFormer BusinessWeek editor in chief Stephen Adler is joining Thomson Reuters to serve as the editorial director of the company’s professional division.

The professional division provides news to legal, healthcare, science, tax and accounting professionals, and Adler’s background “is perfect for helping us create news packages that are relevant to the customers (that) the businesses within Professional serve,” David Schlesinger, who will work with Adler in his role as editor-in-chief of the Reuters news service, told Reuters.

Adler announced his resignation in October, and was the first Businessweek staffer to confirm he was exiting the company when it was taken over by Bloomberg.