Crushable deputy editor Drew Grant will leave for a staff pop culture writer position at Salon beginning Monday. She’s taking part in the site’s new initiative to increase coverage in that area, she told The Observer. Expect high-volume short pieces aimed at a younger, internet-savvy audience. Grant is like the decathlete of blogging, having written and/or edited The Huffington Post, Jossip, Nerve.com, The Frisky, Fishbowl NY, Mediaite, among others. She doled out some really solid advice at Street Carnage for a time.
She departs B5Media amid a shuffle of promotions. Earlier today Crushable editor-in-chief Meghan Keane was named editorial director of all B5Media sites (the post vacated by The Observer’s new editor in chief, Elizabeth Spiers), which include The Gloss, BlissTree, and two new women’s sites to be launched in the spring. Lilit Marcus of The Gloss stepped in to Meghan Keane’s old role at at the helm of Crushable, and Jennifer Wright was promoted from deputy editor to editor of The Gloss.
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