Aug 27, 2009

New Yorker hires ME

The New Yorker has hired Amelia Lester as the magazine's managing editor. She's 26 years old.

According to the New York Observer, Lester grew up in Sydney, graduated from Harvard, where she wrote for the Crimson, and most recently worked as an editor at Paris Review. She used to be a fact checker at the New Yorker, working with writers Sy Hersh and Jane Mayer.

Lester replaces Kate Julian, who's moving to DC, the Observer reports.


Edward Barrera said...


Anonymous said...

Talk about *not* having paid your dues.

Anonymous said...

Twenty six? Are you fucking kidding me?

Anonymous said...

oh and she happened to land this gig at Vogue while she was an undergrad:

i mean, really? the woman who wrote the inspired prose below is going to be editing Seymour Hersh?

"But it’s not at easy as it looks. No matter how frivolous you think fashion is, Vogue isn’t the most famous magazine in the world for nothing. And after spending three months ensconced in their other world, I’m not sure I could do their job half as well. So before judging someone, try walking a mile in their (masking-taped) shoes."