Daniel Zalewski, the features editor of The New Yorker, who edits big names like Jane Mayer, George Packer and Lawrence Wright, was recently offered the job and turned it down. Mr. Zalewski, a former story editor at The Times Magazine, was seen as the front-runner all summer long, and his candidacy was an open secret within The New Yorker offices. After going through the interview process, The Times said it was his job if he wanted it, and that's when Mr. Zalewski walked away. In turn, sources said, Mr. Zalewski, has gotten some perks from The New Yorker, including a David Remnick-like deal that will allow him to write more for the magazine. Plus, some assistant help! He declined to comment.