Amy Rose Spiegel, a staff writer at Rookie, has been named associate editor at BuzzFeed Music. Ms. Spiegel, who literally graduated from college yesterday, will start “building out the vertical and putting a unique BuzzFeed stamp on the music world” in January.
“I’m so excited to start at BuzzFeed. I’m looking to help create a place on the Internet where all types of music fans can get excited about what they love, since I feel so many online conversations surrounding music are kind of narrow and exclusive,” Ms. Spiegel wrote in an email. “At BuzzFeed Music, I want readers to feel at home whether they’re obsessed with One Direction or the Silver Jews (or both, like me).”
At Rookie, Tavi Gevinson’s website for teenage girls that has a cult-like following, Ms. Spiegel wrote about music, sex, drugs and body acceptance. She also hosted a makeup video tutorial and was a fixture at the magazine’s New York events. Ms. Spiegel also wrote one of the first posts on Rookie when it launched–a long-form piece about her love for The Smiths. She has written for BuzzFeed in the past.