Vulture snags Slate’s Jessica Grose, ‘Time’ mag’s Gilbert Cruz as editors

Vulture, a spinoff of newyorkmag.com, gets an infusion. ()
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More churn at New York:

Days after it was reported that deputy entertainment editor and Vulture.com writer Willa Paskin had left to become TV critic at Salon, the magazine announced today that Jessica Grose, of Slate's Double X section, and Gilbert Cruz, of Time, have joined Vulture as deputy editor and senior editor respectively.

Vulture had been the magazine's online entertainment and pop culture vertical before it was rolled out onto its own URL in February.

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New York, NY, March 13, 2012 — Vulture.com editor Josh Wolk announced today that Jessica Grose and Gilbert Cruz were joining the site, as deputy editor and senior editor respectively. Grose and Cruz will be conceiving and editing more insightful news analysis, hilarious slideshows and unique takes on pop culture for the site, the entertainment destination from New York magazine, as well as building up Vulture's already robust collection of TV recaps.

Grose joins from Slate, where she has been a senior editor overseeing the DoubleX section for women and writing for the culture section. Prior to that she was an editor at Jezebel. Her debut novel, Sad Desk Salad, comes out in September from William Morrow/Harper Collins.

Cruz comes to Vulture from Time, where he has been a senior editor overseeing arts coverage at Time.com. During his nearly five years at Time he also served as an education reporter, editor of the magazine’s Briefing section and editor of the Populist iPad app, which is a finalist for a 2012 National Magazine Award for Digital Media. Prior to Time he worked at Entertainment Weekly for three years.

Vulture was moved to its own URL in February, as it has become more of a stand-alone entertainment website, while continuing to be deeply integrated with New York magazine; in January it attracted more than 4 million monthly unique users, a best for the site.