Ahead of August Relaunch, T Magazine Staffs Up

NYT monthly publication adds three and promotes two.

The exact date has yet to be finalized. But ahead of the August relaunch of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, the publication has announced three hires and two senior-level promotions.

Joining T (left to right) are: deputy editor Hanya Yanagihara, staff editor Hannah Goldfield and senior online editor Isabel Wilkinson. Yanagihara was previously an editor at large with Condé Nast Traveler; Goldfield formerly served as associate editor of newyorker.com and deputy head of the magazine’s fact-checking department; and Wilkinson will apply knowledge gained as senior editor with The Cut and fashion and art editor at The Daily Beast.

From the announcement:

“T was essentially in start-up mode over the last couple years,” said editor in chief Deborah Needleman. “With a lean staff, we recast the editorial direction of the magazine, broadening it into a general-interest style magazine, examining stories through the lens of culture and ideas. The business [ad pages in 2014 vs. 2012] grew 15%, and we are now positioning ourselves for future growth and opportunity.”

In concert with Yanagihara’s arrival, Whitney Vargas has been promoted from deputy editor to executive editor, while Emily Stokes has been upped to the position of articles editor. Stokes, joined T Magazine in March 2014 as senior features editor, was previously with Harper’s magazine.

This month’s T, in Sunday’s print editions, is all about Summer Beauty. The magazine publishes 13 times a year.

[Photo courtesy: New York Times]