Alan Murray will leave his post as the president of the Pew Research Center to become the new editor of Fortune, Fortune announced Tuesday. Current Fortune Editor Andy Serwer "is leaving Time Inc.," the release says. Murray left The Wall Street Journal to run Pew in 2012.

Pew "will promptly begin a search for the new president" of the research center, Pew Charitable Trusts President and CEO Rebecca Rimel tells Poynter in a statement. (Here's Murray's note to Pew staffers.)

Murray's "experience at The Wall Street Journal gave him a keen understanding of evolving media trends, and he also brought to the job a high level of enthusiasm and appreciation for the unique attributes of the Center," Rimel says. "His work over the last year and a half has positioned the Center well for the future. We wish him well at Fortune, a global organization with a reputation for high quality journalism."
Full release:

(New York, July 22, 2014) – Alan Murray has been named Editor of Fortune, it was announced today by Todd Larsen, Executive Vice President, Time Inc. and Norman Pearlstin