Jessica Lustig named Village Voice deputy editor

Magazine veteran Jessica Lustig has been named Village Voice deputy editor. From the release:

Lustig began her career at The Atlantic and The Paris Review before working voiceas an editor at publications including Time Out New York; New York Magazine, where she was a Senior Editor and ran the front-of-book Gotham section; and Details, where she spent three years as Articles Editor and five more as a contributing editor.

At the Voice, she’ll assign and edit features, help direct arts and culture coverage, run the food blog, and recruit new freelancers.

The release is after the jump.

VOICE MEDIA GROUP MAKES KEY DEPUTY EDITOR HIRE IN JESSICA LUSTIG FOR THE VILLAGE VOICE

Lustig to Bring Stellar Media Background to Feature and Food Coverage

DENVER, January 30, 2013 – Voice Media Group (VMG) Voice Media Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Jessica Lustig as the Deputy Editor of The Village Voice.

A magazine veteran, Lustig began her career at The Atlantic and The Paris Review before working as an editor at publications including Time Out New York; New York Magazine, where she was a Senior Editor and ran the front-of-book Gotham section; and Details, where she spent three years as Articles Editor and five more as a contributing editor, assigning and editing cover stories, features, style columns, and cultural essays on everything from Justin Timberlake and sex education to gays in the military and African warlords.

Her own writing—on crime, business, fashion, travel, food, culture, guns, and social justice, as well as three on-the-ground reports on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy— has appeared in New York Magazine, Fast Company, W, and the New York Times and includes widely read features such as “The Fashion Thief,” for New York. Lustig has been a guest on NPR’s “On the Media” and is a founding contributing editor for the documentary-journalism website Newsmotion.org.

“I’ve wanted for years to work with Jess again and this was the perfect chance,” said Will Bourne, the new editor-in-chief of the Voice. “My days at Details showed me that she has a rare blend of creativity—verbal and visual—and enterprise, and can stake out stories her peers have yet to find. She also grew up in and around New York City and loves the place with all she has.”

Lustig will assign and edit features, help direct arts and culture coverage, run the Voice’s food blog, and recruit new freelance talent to the paper, Bourne added.

“I have been reading the Voice ever since I was a teenager searching the club listings, and it is still one of the most iconic names in print,” Lustig said. “I couldn’t be more excited to join Will and the rest of his team in bringing new ideas and presence to the paper.”

Lustig’s first day is Thursday, January 31st.

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