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Posts Tagged ‘Christine Muhlke’

Bill Keller Comments on Recent Losses

In the last 10 days The New York Times has seen several senior editors and writers take jobs elsewhere, and at a certain point you have to wonder if the Gray Lady is starting to sweat. John Koblin of WWD got Bill Keller, Executive Editor of the paper, to comment on losing the Op-Ed Editor (David Shipley), the Business section Editor (Tim O’Brien) a Middle East correspondent (Dexter Filkins), a senior tech writer (Ashlee Vance), and The New York Times Magazine Food Editor (Christine Muhlke), all within a short time. Keller attempts to be as nonchalant as possible:

We’ve had raids before, and every case is its own thing. If there’s a theme to the recent departures, I think it’s that now the recruiters are less likely to be traditional competitors — WaPo, LAT, WSJ. Now the big-money offers come from a newer competitive set — HuffPo, Bloomberg, etc. — that are suddenly investing in, pardon the expression, content. It may represent a recognition that aggregation isn’t everything.

Try as he might, it’s easy to pick up on the bitterness in Keller’s comment. It sounds like the losses might finally be catching up with him and the Times. Especially when O’Brien, who is going to the Huffington Post, offers up his reason for leaving the paper after so many years:

We’re all standing in the middle of this digital tsunami that’s washing across the journalism landscape.

Let’s hope Keller has a lifeboat.

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Bon Appétit Adds Christine Muhlke and Meghan Sutherland To Editing Staff

After signing on as editor-in-chief at in late October, Adam Rapoport is making sure the foodie mag keeps a prime spot at the table by bringing some talented new faces to the Bon Appétit team.  WWD’s John Koblin reports that Christine Muhlke will join Bon Appétit as an executive editor and Meghan Sutherland has been hired as the title’s deputy editor.  Rapoport spoke glowingly of Muhlke when discussing his reasons for the move:

Christine is incredibly prolific as a writer and editor and is obsessively knowledgeable about every last thing going on in the food world every minute, every day.  She knows the restaurant you don’t know about yet, she knows about the chefs that matter. And, I am jealous of what a great home cook home she is, which in my book is critical to being at Bon Appétit.

Prior to joining Bon Appétit, Muhlke served as the food editor at The New York Times Magazine.  She will begin work at her new executive editor post on Jan. 3.  Sutherland, who was previously a deputy editor at Teen Vogue, will get started at Bon Appétit on Dec. 15