The Forward, America's most influential Jewish newsweekly, has nominated Jane Eisner as its new editor-in-chief.
Eisner, former editorial page editor and syndicated columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer, held numerous executive editorial and news positions at the paper from 1980-2005. She is currently vice president for National Programs and Initiatives at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
The Forward's previous Editor-In-Chief, J.J. Goldberg, stepped down to write a book, but continues to serve as editorial director. Eisner's nomination as editor-in-chief is expected to be approved in a Forward Association meeting on Sunday, May 18.