2 Promotions and a New Hire at Atlantic’s CityLab

CityLab marches forward with its growth plan.

Fresh off of its hire of Robert Bole as GM, Atlantic CityLab continues to grow its operation with a hire and two promotions.

Jessica Leigh Hester is promoted to senior associate editor. She had been associate editor. “Initially tasked with defining the voice and style behind Navigator, CityLab’s lifestyle section, Jessica has proved to be a major asset not just there, but on multiple fronts,” writes CityLab editor Sommer Mathis in a note to staff.

Adam Sneed who had been associate editor of social media, is also upped to senior associate editor, where, according to Mathis, he “will take on expanded duties over the coming months, including getting much more involved in story planning and editing, as well as guiding our audience engagement strategy.”

Additionally, Gracie McKenzie will be join as social media editor beginning Oct. 17. She comes to the Atlantic from WAMU’s The Diane Rehm Show, where she has been digital producer.