I’ve been meaning to post this for some time. As my previous post explained, I was looking for some more help at ArtsJournal this fall, and posted the job notice in the post below.
Ultimately, we had 134 applications for the editor job. There were some really great applicants. In the end, I chose two. They are: Matthew Westphal, who most recently was news editor for PlaybillArts and before that worked for the online music site Andante. And Laura Collins-Hughes also rejoins the site. Until it folded last week Laura was managing editor for arts at the New York Sun. Previously, she was arts editor at the New Haven Register. In between those jobs, Laura assisted at ArtsJournal. She’s also a board member of the National Arts Journalism Program.
Laura and Matthew have been working the last couple of months along with longtime AJer Sam Bergman, and doing an excellent job. Thanks to everyone who expressed interest.