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Josh Wolk Departs Vulture for Yahoo

Yahoo logo GJosh Wolk is leaving New York’s Vulture for Yahoo. According to The Wrap, Wolk has been named executive editor of Yahoo Entertainment, a new role at the company. Wolk had been Vultute’s editorial director since 2010.

“I was considering signing off with a list of my favorite posts by all the Vulture writers, but it would be impossible to know where to stop,” wrote Wolk, in a post titled “Farewell from a Vulture.” “So just keep reading Vulture — I sure will — because every day that list of favorites gets longer.”

Wolk begins at Yahoo on April 7.

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Video: Editor Josh Wolk on How to Pitch Vulture

In the final installment of our three-part interview with Josh Wolk, the New York editor says that Vulture is always looking for freelancers and explains what he looks for in a pitch.


You can also watch this video on YouTube.

Part 1: New York Mag’s ‘Vulture’: ‘The Smartest Voice on Pop Culture’

Part 2: Vulture Editor Josh Wolk: ‘The Word ‘Exclusive’ Has Gotten Devalued’

Vulture Editor Josh Wolk: ‘The Word ‘Exclusive’ Has Gotten Devalued’

In part 2 of our “Media Beat” interview with New York magazine’s Josh Wolk, the veteran entertainment editor talks about scoops, original reporting, and so-called “exclusives.”


You can also watch this video on YouTube.

Part 1: New York Mag’s ‘Vulture’: ‘The Smartest Voice on Pop Culture’

Part 3: Wednesday, Wolk reveals the one skill every entertainment reporter should have.

New York Mag’s ‘Vulture’: ‘The Smartest Voice on Pop Culture’

Whether it’s a stop-you-in-your-tracks headline like this or that Kanye grunt guide, New York magazine’s Vulture site has carved out a niche by reporting — and making — entertainment news from a savvy, hip perspective. Initially a section in the award-winning magazine, Vulture did so well that the company gave the team its own stand-alone website.

“Our self-professed goal — that sounds really arrogant coming out of my own mouth — is to kind of be the smartest voice on pop culture,” said Vulture editor Josh Wolk in our latest Media Beat interview. “Basically we want readers who think they know everything about pop culture to finally have to concede that we know just a little bit more. We wanna be the people who can sort of put everything in perspective, do a funny take, put a funny smart voice on things.”

You can also watch this video on YouTube.

Part 2: Tuesday, we discuss Vulture’s strategy for making viral videos.
Part 3: Wednesday, Wolk reveals the one skill every entertainment reporter should have.

New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog Expands

image001234.jpgNew York magazine’s blogs — from Daily Intel to Vulture to Grub Street — represent an interesting mini-empire on the Web. Unlike the disparate sites owned by say, Dan Abrams or Nick Denton, you always know that the New York blogs are there to represent the print publication and sell subscriptions, even if their timely scoops and commentary often transcend that purpose.

But magazine’s entertainment blog, Vulture, has been gearing up for a massive revamp, which it is unveiling this week. The redesigned blog now includes new widgets to help you search, expanded coverage and highlights, under the leadership of recent hires Josh Wolk (formerly of Entertainment Weekly) and Claude Brodesser-Akner as entertainment editor and West Coast editor, respectively.

In addition, NYmag.com is looking towards doubling their first quarter profits from the same time last year. So while ad sales might be trickling back into print, there is still an argument to be made for keeping your Web sites timely and relevant. Hear that, Condé?

Full press release after the jump.

Previously: Enetertainment Weekly Editor Joins NYMag.com, Former FishbowlLA Editor Joins NYMag.com As West Coast Editor

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Former FishbowlLA Editor Joins NYMag.com As West Coast Editor

NYMagVultureLogo.jpgAs part of its expanding entertainment coverage, NYMag.com has hired its first West Coast editor.

The New York magazine site announced yesterday that Claude Brodesser-Akner, a media and entertainment reporting veteran, would be joining the team of its Vulture blog. Brodesser-Akner has been covering the industry since 1996, working for Mediaweek and Variety, editing our sister site FishbowlLA and creating the weekly public radio show “The Business.” He also helped launch TMZ.com and served as the Los Angeles bureau chief for Advertising Age. He was most recently a contributor for Wired.

This latest hire is part of NYMag.com’s plans to expand its entertainment and culture coverage, led by former Entertainment Weekly editor Josh Wolk, who joined the site in November.

Previously: Entertainment Weekly Editor Joins NYMag.com

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Entertainment Weekly Editor Joins NYMag.com

wolk.jpgNYMag.com, the ever-expanding Web site of New York magazine, today announced the hiring of Entertainment Weekly senior editor Josh Wolk as entertainment editor for the site.

In his new role, set to begin November 17, Wolk will oversee an expansion of NYMag.com’s Vulture blog. The first phase of the revamped blog will debut next week, with the introduction of Vulture TV Recaps. Building on the popularity of NYMag.com’s current recaps of shows like “Gossip Girl,” the new Vulture Recaps will cover about 20 current shows. The recaps will be written up by the magazine’s talented stable of writers, including Logan Hill, Will Leitch, Emily Nussbaum and Adam Sternbergh.

As the writer of EW.com first regular TV recap, Wolk seems like the best choice for NYMag.com as it seeks to expand its online content selections.

Earlier: NYMag.com Launches Sports, TV Blogs

Full release about Wolk after the jump

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