Times Styles adds reporter Matthew Schneier

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The New York Times Styles section has added Style.com deputy editor Matthew Schneier to its ranks as a reporter.

Styles editor Stuart Emmrich made the announcement Thursday in a memo.

Schneier is a long-time staffer at Style.com, owned by Condé Nast's Fairchild Fashion Media, where his work encompassed features, fashion reviews and contributions to its magazine offspring, Style.com/Print.

The hire should complete a period of turnover at Styles after the departure of senior staffer Eric Wilson, who left for InStyle in October. Following Wilson's exit, the Times hired John Koblin away from Deadspin to cover the fashion industry. Schneier would be a natural fit to take on Wilson's extra duties as a runway critic. He'll start in February just before fashion week.

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Read Emmrich's full memo below.

I’m happy to announce another important addition to the Styles reporting staff with the hiring of Matthew Schneier, currently the deputy editor of Style.com.

A Yale graduate with a B.A. in comparative literature, Matthew has worked at GQ and M, and has written freelance pieces for such publications as Harper’s Bazaar, Men’s Journal, Details and Slate. At Style.com, in addition to his work as a reporter and critic, Matthew has overseen all the day-to-day original news content on that website’s blog, Style File, and supervised its social media activity. Most recently, he also began producing daily video recaps of the shows during New York and Paris Fashion Weeks. Matthew is an excellent reporter and an insightful critic, a combination of skills that will help us broaden and deepen our already robust fashion coverage, both in print and online.

Matthew will join us the first week in February.