Spin EIC Has Her Work Cut Out

Puja Patel will rejoin Spin magazine next month.

Since Puja Patel tweeted that she would be joining Spin magazine in September as editor in chief, several things have happened.

According to Keith J. Kelly, parent company SpinMedia, which he says is losing at least $5 million a year, has engaged investment bank Pensky Prunier to explore a sale of all its properties. Other sites include The Frisky, Idolator and Go Fugg Yourself. And this afternoon, Billboard, picking up on Kelly’s reporting, revealed that a number of layoffs have been made at Spin magazine to help pave the way for the “new vision” Patel has been entrusted with.

Patel was most recently a senior editor at Deadspin. And from Dec. 2013 through Sept. 2014, she was an associate editor with Spin, so this is a property she is well-familiar with.

Patel has also contributed to MTV, Pitchfork Media and Stereogum, another SpinMedia site. It will be interesting to see where she takes Spin magazine.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Spin Appoints New EIC