New Billboard Executive Editor

Robert Levine has been tapped as the executive editor of Billboard, overseeing both the editorial operations of the print magazine and its industry Web site,

He will be based in New York and report to Billboard editorial director Bill Werde, who previously filled the executive editor position as of August, according to Billboard.

Levine has spent the past four years as a freelance journalist for publications including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Portfolio, Fortune and Vanity Fair.