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NYT‘s T Magazine Hires Sally Singer as Editor

sallysinger06082010.jpgT: The New York Times Style Magazine has tapped Vogue fashion news and features director Sally Singer, the Times announced today. She starts July 5.

Singer joined Vogue, a Conde Nast title, in 1999, and has also worked at New York, Elle and British Vogue.

“Sally has the combination of aesthetic sense and intellectual curiosity suited to a style magazine that wears the name of The New York Times,” said Times executive editor Bill Keller in a statement. “We were looking for someone with the imagination and taste to envision the next generation of this extraordinary franchise, and the experience to make it happen.”

Singer had previously been mooted as a potential replacement for Patrick McCarthy, who is leaving fellow Conde Nast magazine W at the end of this year. As it turned out, W picked then-T Magazine editor Stefano Tonchi for the top spot.

The search for a Tonchi replacement has been longer than expected; the Times originally had planned to fill his shoes by early May.

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Press release after the jump.


NEW YORK, June 8, 2010 — Sally Singer has been selected as the new editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, announced today. Since its debut in 2003, T has been at the forefront of luxury magazines, exploring the worlds of fashion, beauty, design, living and travel. Ms. Singer will take over the helm on July 5.

“Sally has the combination of aesthetic sense and intellectual curiosity suited to a style magazine that wears the name of The New York Times,” said Mr. Keller. “We were looking for someone with the imagination and taste to envision the next generation of this extraordinary franchise, and the experience to make it happen.”

Ms. Singer has been at Vogue since 1999, where she oversaw the fashion news and features departments. Earlier she was fashion director at New York Magazine, style director of Elle, and the commissioning editor for features at British Vogue.

She has edited at the London Review of Books, Verso/New Left Review, and Farrar Straus and Giroux. She has also written for the Atlantic Monthly, the Economist, the Guardian and the Times Literary Supplement, among other publications.

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