Former Gawker editor Remy Stern will take the reins at ‘Post’ website
Remy Stern, who left Gawker late last year after Nick Denton installed A.J. Daulerio as editor-in-chief, has a new gig: He's joining the New York Post as a digital consultant.
"Remy will help shape the Post's overall digital strategy going forward and work on the site day-to-day," a Post spokeswoman told Capital. "He will work in the Post newsroom on a daily basis."
He will report to Jesse Angelo, who, as we reported a few weeks ago, is taking on a larger role in steering nypost.com following the departure of website editor Erle Norton last month.
Angelo, long a rising star at the News Corp. papers, appears to be further consolidating his power within the company, where he is also editor of The Daily, its tablet publication.
Digitally, the Post has found success in its iPad app, but on the web, it still lags behind its rival, the Daily News, whose website has considerably more traffic. The Post's website is still largely considered an afterthought to the daily print edition.
Stern's job in part will be to turn it around. He brings with him considerable digital experience: Before Gawker, he founded the website Cityfile, which was absorbed into Gawker after Denton bought it in 2010. And there's a sort-of tabloid sensibility, too: Cityfile tracked the city's power elite and its connections, like a public social network the rich and famous couldn't opt out of.
Stern also worked at Radar, Maer Roshan's much-loved high-low magazine and website.