Jake Silverstein has been tapped as editor of New York Times Magazine, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said Friday.
Silverstein had previously been the editor-in-chief of “Texas Monthly,” a role he held for six years. He has also served as a reporter for Marfa, Texas’ Big Bend Sentinel ad a contributing editor for Harper’s, and authored the book “Nothing Happened And Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact And Fiction.”
Under Silverstein’s helm, New York Times Magazine undergo a redesign, and will seek to engage readers in a more active, ongoing dialogue through social media and other means.
Calling Silverstein an “ambitious and provocative editor,” Abramson said that he will make the magazine “more beguiling.”
“Jake is an ambitious and provocative editor who, given the depth of his talents and experience, will make for a dynamic new leader of The New York Times Magazine. With Jake at the helm, The Magazine will be redesigned, making it more beguiling, displaying more of the best riches of The Times. The traditional magazine forms will continue — narratives, deep profiles, investigative reporting, essays, photography — and others will be invented.”
Silverstein replaces former New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren, who stepped down late last year.