Elizabeth Spiers Now Editorial Director at Flavorpill.com

Elizabeth Spiers

Elizabeth Spiers

Elizabeth Spiers, who ran The New York Observer as EIC from January 2011 to August 2012, has announced the first of her new gigs after leaving the paper: She’ll now be the editorial director for Flavorpill.com, a site which she has worked on and off with since its founding days.

“As of next week, I’m acting Editorial Director at Flavorpill,” Ms. Spiers wrote in her Spierslist newsletter, which hit our inbox a few minutes ago. “I’ve been an advisor to the company for a while and have worked with co-founders Mark Mangan and Sascha Lewis before, launching Flavorwire for them a few years ago. Now I’m coming back to help grow the site and integrate what Flavorwire is doing with Flavorpill’s other products and services.”

When reached for comment, Ms. Spiers did not divulge any more details about her upcoming plans (which include consulting) but said she’d be happy to talk when there is anything further to report.
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As of next week, I’m acting Editorial Director at Flavorpill. I’ve been an advisor to the company for a while and have worked with co-founders Mark Mangan and Sascha Lewis before, launching Flavorwire for them a few years ago. Now I’m coming back to help grow the site and integrate what Flavorwire is doing with Flavorpill’s other products and services. (The gig isn’t full-time–I’m still working on my own projects–but it’ll probably feel like it to Flavorpill staff since I’m going to be camping out in their offices five days a week. I hereby promise not to monopolize the conference room.) We’ll be staffing up Flavorwire a bit and gearing up to do more original content, more reporting and more of the great cultural commentary that Flavorwire is already known for. I really love working with Flavorpill–they’re smart, creative and agile–and it’s been exciting to see them evolve over the last 10 years. (I first started reading them in 2002, when I was still writing Gawker.com.) So I have a few positions to fill and one is listed below, under the jobs heading.