Chicago Magazine editor-in-chief Amy Carr leaving – Crain’s Chicago Business


Chicago Magazine is getting a new editor-in-chief, its second in six months.

Outgoing editor-in-chief Amy Carr will step down at the end of the year, after finishing the February issue, she said in an email. Terry Noland, who left his role as the magazine’s executive editor over the summer, will return to take Carr’s place.

Carr has been editor-in-chief since July, when she left her job as a top editor at the Chicago Tribune. She took over for Susanna Homan, who took a buyout offered to newsroom employees across parent company Tribune Publishing following an acquisition by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. 

Carr was planning to take that same buyout before she was offered the Chicago Magazine job. She had been pursuing an opportunity then that came to fruition: She plans to join the leadership team at creative communications agency Time Zone One. 

“It’s bittersweet to be leaving after such a short time, but I am proud of the work I’ve done to rebuild the staff with a fresh team that is energized and ready to continue covering this great city of ours,” Carr said in the email. “I’m especially happy to be leaving the magazine in Terry Noland’s hands. He is a pro and Chicago magazine is lucky to have him.”