Jared Hohlt, print editor at New York Media, announced today that Laurie Abraham is joining the company as executive features editor at New York Magazine. In this role she will be editing cover stories, other features, and packages for the magazine, some of which may originate first as stories on New York Media’s websites the Cut or Vulture, and many of which will appear first in print. Her first day will be October 30.
Abraham, who started her career in magazines at Mirabella, has been with Elle in various roles for the past 18 years, including as executive editor and, most recently, features director. The author of Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America and The Husbands and Wives Club: A Year in the Life of a Couples Therapy Group, she has also been a regular writer at Elle, and has contributed to such publications as The New York Times Magazine and New York. She lives in Brooklyn.
Hohlt also announced new roles and responsibilities for New York Magazine’s Genevieve Smith, Noreen Malone, and Chris Bonanos. As editor-at-large, Smith will continue to edit cover stories and features; run the book-excerpts program and help oversee Vulture’s “In Conversation” series; and serve as one of the main editorial minds on special projects like the ASME-winning “One Block” project she oversaw. Malone’s new title is features editor, and in this role she will expand on her work with writers including Rebecca Traister and Reeves Wiedeman, while continuing to write features herself. Bonanos, who served as writer and historian for New York Media’s forthcoming 50th-anniversary book from Simon & Schuster, Highbrow, Lowbrow, Brilliant, Despicable: Fifty Years of New York Magazine, is taking on the new role of city editor. He will soon begin putting together the second book in the four-book series, while continuing to work as an editor across New York and Vulture.