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SPIN Appoints New EIC

CraigMarksPicCraig Marks, who worked as an editor at Spin magazine from 1991 to 1999, is back. Starting June 23, the New York-based journalist will serve as editor-in-chief of SpinMedia’s all-digital version of the brand, now simply called SPIN.

The mandate for Marks is clear. Pick up the SPIN pieces and get the magazine in robust shape for 2015, the publication’s 30th anniversary year. From today’s announcement:

“I’m thrilled to lead a music brand whose best days, I’m certain, still lie ahead,” said Marks. “This is the greatest era ever in which to be a music fan, and SPIN will continue to inform, engage and entertain those fans with the very best digital content.”

Marks, most recently editorial director at BlogTalkRadio, is a 30-year veteran of music and pop culture journalism. He has worked as an editor at Billboard and Blender, and contributed articles to publications such as Rolling Stone, GQ and the New York Times.

Marks also co-authored the 2011 book I Want My MTV. He is taking over at SPIN for Jem Aswad.

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