The Atlantic Swaps Culture Editors

Jane Yong Kim takes over on the digital side for Sarah Gilbert.

JaneYongKimPicFor just under two years, Sophie Gilbert has acted as culture editor for However, her recent decision to move back over to the writing side opened up a vacancy, and taking over those duties from Gilbert Nov. 21 will be Jane Yong Kim (pictured).

Gilbert will continue on as a staff writer for the Culture team. From today’s announcement:

Kim comes to The Atlantic from The Village Voice, where she ran the culture section in print and online. Before the Voice, she edited essays for Racked and was an opinion editor of Al Jazeera America.

“Jane is an amazing editor, and Sophie is a phenomenal writer,” website editor J.J. Gould wrote in a memo to staff. “They’re both much better at choosing modifiers than I ever will be. We’re all enormously lucky to have them.”

Omniture stats place The Atlantic’s October website traffic at 30.9 million uniques, a near-record, with the most page views logged for any month so far. On the newsstand end, sales are up 14% year-to-date.

Photo by Sarah Kessler, courtesy: The Atlantic