Jessica Misener, the senior editor of Huffington Post’s Style vertical, is departing for the buzzier shores of BuzzFeed, where she will be an editor. Ms. Misener will start on February 6.
“Jessica brings with her a lot of enthusiasm for the social web and a wide background of digital experience, as well as a deft sense for the kind of content that people love to share,” Scott Lamb, BuzzFeed’s editorial director said in an email. “We couldn’t be happier she’s joining us.”
Ms. Misener has been at HuffPo’s style vertical since October 2011 and was promoted to senior editor just last September. Before HuffPo, she spent two years running Lovelyish, Xenga.com’s style vertical.
“I’ve had a great year at Huffington Post working on style, and I’m excited to branch out into a wider variety of coverage at BuzzFeed and be fully immersed in the social web,” Ms. Misener said in an email to the Observer. “I’m thrilled to be joining them.”
Ms. Misener, who has a master’s in religion and classical antiquity from Yale, was a rare book librarian before moving over to write for the Internet. Like most New York writers. Ms. Misener lives in Brooklyn, but, as she notes on her website, has yet to try the borough’s famous artisanal mayonnaise.
(Updated 1:17 p.m.)