Elizabeth Spiers announced this morning that Sarah Douglas has been named culture editor of The New York Observer.
Ms. Douglas is currently a staff writer at Art+Auction magazine and its affiliate website, Artinfo.com. For four years she ran the U.S. editorial office of the London-based The Art Newspaper and she has contributed to New York magazine online, The Economist’s quarterly Intelligent Life and The National, among others.
“I’m very happy to have Sarah joining us at the Observer,” said Ms. Spiers. “She has a great eye for a story and I know she’ll produce a smart, sophisticated culture section that I look forward to reading.”
“New York remains the hub of an art world that has expanded to global proportions in recent years,” said Ms. Douglas. “I’m excited to bring my knowledge of the arts to a leading paper that covers all of the cultural disciplines that thrive in this city. What drew me to the Observer is that it’s a publication that doesn’t just cover news and events, but creates a forum for ideas raised in the arts.”
“It’s a great title with a storied pedigree and I look forward to working with Elizabeth Spiers–who I think is an inspired choice as editor–and the rest of the staff,” she added.