Claiborne Smith has been named editor-in-chief at Kirkus Media.
The company created to help with the content expansion of the Kirkus Reviews magazine. Smith will continue to fulfill his duties as a features editor. With this new position, he will also manage the editorial team.
Smith had this statement in the press release: “At a time when the publishing industry is making big and small leaps to adapt to many changes, it’s exciting to lead a growing magazine that has been at the heart of publishing since 1933. Kirkus is an organization driven by integrity and a sincere love of books, and I can think of no greater honor than leading this dynamic team of editors and writers.”