It’s not every day Time Out New York gets to gloat. In fact, we can’t recollect any moment in recent history where they did get to puff out their chest. Sure, they’ve got the TONY 100, but their niche – food and nightlife – manages to get trumped each year by New York’s Taste of New York, even.
Cue today’s press release, where it’s all about the big-headedness. Time Out New York, at last, has reason to stand on a pedestal.
In a happy reversal of an oft-seen scenario, Time Out New York (TONY) has raided the ranks of Cond?? Nast as part of a spate of new hires that also includes that nabbing of a high ranking Metro NY staffer.
Too bad our attention span stops there.
After all, it’s not like the WSJ stole an editor from Portfolio — rather, Time Out snagged a mid-level Lucky staffer. Oooh, we’re shaking in our Awe Boots!
But TONY deserves its 15 minutes, and we’re giving it to ‘em. After the jump.
(New York, NY) January 2007??? In a happy reversal of an oft-seen scenario, Time Out New York (TONY) has raided the ranks of Cond?? Nast as part of a spate of new hires that also includes that nabbing of a high ranking Metro NY staffer.
Time Out New York is proud to announce that Michael Freidson has been selected to serve as deputy editor after having left his post as acting editor-in-chief at Metro Newspapers. No stranger to TONY, Friedson was an intern at the magazine???s launch in 1995, and then served a four-year stint as editor of the Time In section from 1998 to 2002. Now in the number two spot at New York???s weekly entertainment bible, Friedson will steer the magazine???s feature department, with a focus on delivering content with ever-greater appeal to New York???s legion of young arts and entertainment consumers.
???With his degree from TONY U and his experience fighting in the trenches of New York???s daily newspaper wars, Michael is the perfect right-hand man to help us keep pushing Time Out New York forward,??? says TONY editor-in-chief Brian Farnham.
TONY has also chosen Elise Loehnen to serve as editor of a brand-new section in the magazine. Loehnen leaves her position as Shopping News Editor of Lucky to helm Seek, set to launch in TONY???s January 18 issue. Seek will be devoted to aiding New Yorkers in their unending quest to make the best use of the city???s unparalleled lifestyle offerings. The section will encompass regular features on dating, real estate, travel, shopping and wellness, and will be an invaluable resource for busy readers.
???Elise is whip-smart and bursting with ideas and will be a great addition to the team,??? says editor-in-chief Brian Farnham.
TONY is equally pleased to announce that Emily Weiner will take over the newly minted Mind & Body section (formerly ???Chill Out???) from Jane Borden. Weiner will maintain her responsibilities as contributing writer of the magazine???s Art section.
Borden will continue to rule the Comedy roost as editor of that section, but will also now become Time Out New York???s Dating guru, writing a column on New York mating rituals.
Finally, Time Out New York is also very pleased to announce that Amy Plitt has been promoted to editorial coordinator. Plitt started at TONY in August ???05 and is currently the morning receptionist.
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