Emily Gitter named editor of Wall Street Journal’s new real estate section

Emily Gitter, who is currently deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Journal, has been named editor of the paper’s Friday 16-page real estate section, which launches in the fall.

Emily Gitter

“While we are proud to name Emily as the Editor of *$#@%!*&%, the name of the section itself must remain secret for a few more weeks,” says managing editor Robert Thomson, “but it will be the world’s pre-eminent print property section and thrive digitally across borders and languages.”

Thomson’s memo is after the jump.

From: Thomson, Robert
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 3:08 PM
To: WSJ All News Staff
Subject: eminent domain

Dear All,

I am delighted to announce that Emily Gitter will be the Editor of the Journal’s new real estate section, which we are launching in the fall. While we are proud to name Emily as the Editor of *$#@%!*&%, the name of the section itself must remain secret for a few more weeks, but it will be the world’s pre-eminent print property section and thrive digitally across borders and languages.

Many of you already know Emily for her sharp editing skills, her excellent judgment and a wit as elegantly edgy as a rough-hewn granite benchtop in a just-refurbished Old Greenwich home. As the deputy editor at Friday Journal, she has helped to transform the extremely successful section over the past couple of years, steering the property coverage and developing and displaying feature ideas.

Emily joined the paper in 2005 as an editor for Pursuits, the lifestyle section that debuted that fall with the launch of the Journal’s Saturday edition. She quickly distinguished herself as a gifted editor and rose to become the deputy editor at Weekend Journal, Friday Journal’s precursor.

Earlier in her career, Emily was the features editor at the New York Sun and, before that, a researcher and reporter at New York Magazine, covering topics including real estate and the arts. A native New Yorker, she is a graduate of Yale University.

Robert

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