David Swanson Is Details’ New Features Editor

A familiar role for the Maxim vet.

It didn’t take long for magazine veteran David Swanson to find a new home.

Swanson, who has served as associate editor at Rolling Stone (2000-2007), senior editor at Men’s Journal (2007) and as both features and deputy editor at Maxim magazine (2007-2015), is the new features editor at Details. He is working alongside another features department addition, Noah Johnson, who was tapped for the newly created position of fashion features editor.

Set to tweet out, Facebook and pin the pair’s work is Australian-born Yolanda Leaney. Previously with a New York art gallery, Leaney was also announced today by editor in chief Dan Peres as Details’ new social media manager.

Details currently publishes ten times a year, with single issues for the months of June-July and December-January. Swanson’s Maxim writings can be perused here. They include “Remembering Lou Reed, The Toughest Interview of My Life:”

What had transpired wasn’t really an interview at all, or if it was, it was Lou Reed interrogating me about the injustice of the FCC, the death of the first amendment, and the hypocrisy of government. If it was a dialogue at all, it was a Socratic one: Every single one of Lou’s quotes ended in a question mark.