Roy Johnson is out as Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Fitness.

The former Sports Illustrated assistant managing editor joined Men’s Fitness as a consultant to CEO David Pecker before he was hired as editor-in-chief in May 2007.

Johnson tweeted out the following message on Monday afternoon:

Tweets: I just wanted you all to know that I am no longer the Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Fitness.

For the second time in my career, the harsh realities of our challenging economy have touched me, and my family – as they have so many others in our industry.

I’m extremely grateful to American Media CEO David Pecker for offering me the opportunity to oversee Men’s Fitness for almost four years. I’m proud of the brand and, in particular, our staff, which produced great fitness and nutrition content every issue and every day on mensfitness.com. Read more