New York Magazine editor-in-chief David Haskell today announced new hires and new roles across the publication. Lane Brown returns as features writer; Daniel Taroy has joined as platforms director; Justin Miller has been promoted to Intelligencer’s deputy editor; Bridget Read has been promoted to features writer at Curbed; and Ryu Spaeth is now a features editor at New York Magazine.
Lane Brown joins New York Magazine as features writer beginning April 11; he will write magazine features across a wide variety of topics as well as a monthly column for Vulture. Brown was the magazine’s culture editor from 2012 to 2019 and one of the original editors of Vulture when it launched in 2007. He has been the special projects editor at Pitchfork for the past year.
Daniel Taroy has joined New York Magazine as platforms director; in this role, he will help to grow the magazine’s loyal and engaged audiences off-platform and find new audiences, overseeing the magazine’s social media work. He was previously a senior social strategist at R/GA, authoring social campaigns and overall strategy across a suite of global and North American accounts, including Verizon and Uber. Prior to that, he was the associate director of social media at Vanity Fair and, before that, the social media editor for Fast Company.
In his new role as deputy editor of Intelligencer, Justin Miller will help set the site’s direction as he continues to work closely with its team of reporters and opinion writers. He has been Intelligencer’s news director since 2021, where he has managed the site’s coverage of breaking news events and enterprise reporting. Before that, he spent five years as an editor at the Daily Beast, and earlier in his career was a home-page editor at New York and The Atlantic.
Bridget Read has moved from the Cut, where she was a senior writer, to become a features writer at Curbed. At Curbed and across the magazine, she’ll write about topics ranging from real estate, housing, city life, and more. Read joined the Cut in 2019; she was one of the first journalists to interview Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before her primary win, and was a finalist for the 2021 Livingston Award, honoring the best reporting and storytelling by journalists under the age of 35, in the local reporting category for her feature “The Eco-Yogi Slumlords of Brooklyn.”
Ryu Spaeth is moving from deputy editor of Intelligencer to become a features editor across the magazine. Since he joined Intelligencer in 2021 he launched the must-read Intelligencer Profile and edited political features, including Rebecca Traister’s profiles of Katie Couric and Letitia James and Jonathan Chait’s consideration of Ron DeSantis. In his new role, he will continue to work on politically minded pieces, while also shepherding stories that span many of the magazine’s coverage areas. He joined New York from The New Republic, where he edited features for the web and the print magazine.