Slate’s Jessica Winter Is Joining The New Yorker as Executive Editor for the Website

Plus, Soo-Jeong Kang joins as executive producer of New Yorker Video and Liz Maynes-Aminzade as senior web manager

New Yorker editor David Remnick and editor Michael Luo announced three new additions to its digital team, including a new executive editor to replace the departing Vera Titunik, who will leave the publication next month for a new role as features editor at Wired.

Taking over the executive editor role will be Jessica Winter, currently features editor at Slate. Winter has been at Slate since 2013, joining as a business and technology editor before being appointed to her current role April 2015. She had been culture editor at Time and senior editor at O, The Oprah Magazine before then. She also has a novel, Break in Case of Emergency, under her belt, and is working on her second. Her first day is July 17.

In their note, Remnick and Luo added some remarks on Titunik’s imminent depature, writing that her “deft and intelligent editing helped guide the site through one of the most relentless news cycles in recent memory. Her remarkable calm under pressure, her tireless attention to detail and to everyone around her, will be missed.”

The pair also formally introduced two just-hired staff members.

Soo-Jeong Kang has joined as executive producer of New Yorker Video, a new role in which she will work on the publication’s growing video efforts. Kang had spent over a decade at The New York Times working on visual content, most recently as senior video producer. “Her diverse portfolio included work on everything from an Emmy-nominated video on ‘The Making of a Hit Song,’ featuring Justin Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex, to the creation of two popular video series for the Science desk, to breaking news video from the terrorist attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris that garnered Overseas Press Club and Edward R. Murrow awards,” write Remnick and Luo.

Rounding out the trio of new hires is Liz Maynes-Aminzade, who has joined as senior web manager. She was previously digital director at Public Books.