October 22, 2014 Last Updated 10:21 am

Former Pitchfork staffer Larry Fitzmaurice joins The Fader as news editor

Also joining the music and culture publication are Zara Golden as staff writer, and Khalila Douze as social media manager

Press Release:

New York, NY – October 22, 2014 — The FADER, the definitive voice of emerging music, style, and culture, has just announced the hire of former Pitchfork reviews editor Larry Fitzmaurice as news editor. Also joining the team is staff writer Zara Golden, and social media manager Khalila Douze. President and publisher Andy Cohn made the official announcement Wednesday.

The FADER most recently announced its new editor-in-chief, former BuzzFeed music editor Naomi Zeichner, in October, and has since continued to expand its team across editorial, video, and social channels. Well positioned to continue covering culture through the lens of music, this current round of hires includes Larry Fitzmaurice as news editor. Formerly the reviews editor for Pitchfork, he was also previously a contributor to GQ Magazine, and London’s New Musical Express. Zara Golden, previously a contributing writer for The FADER, is joining the editorial team as a staff writer after serving as pop culture editor for The Upswing, and various contributing writer and freelance roles for publications including VH1.com, BlackBook Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Mediaite. Khalila Douze, formerly a social analyst for Havas Media and a social strategist for Havas Worldwide, is joining The FADER as the publication’s social media manager.

In addition to The FADER’s new hires, current senior editors Duncan Cooper and Emilie Friedlander have been promoted to deputy editor and deputy features editor, respectively. Ruth Saxelby, who joined The FADER earlier this year, has been promoted to managing editor, and Steven Aguiar, former social media manager, has been promoted to digital strategist.

“The combined reporting, social, feature-writing, and editing talents of our newly structured team are beyond comparison,” said editor-in-chief Naomi Zeichner. “We’re thrilled to announce the promotions of Duncan, Emilie, and Ruth, and to add Larry, Zara, and Khalila to our team. They, along with the rest of our incredibly strong staff, will pave the way for larger expansions The FADER has on the horizon. It’s a very exciting time to be here.”

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