Hearst’s Esquire magazine names Kevin Sintumuang culture & lifestyle director, Jeff Gordinier food and drinks editor
Sintumuang was previously digital director, life & style at The Wall Street Journal, while Gordinier has been a food writer and frequent contributor to The New York Times
NEW YORK, NY – August 1, 2016 – Jay Fielden, Esquire editor-in-chief and Town & Country editorial director, today announced two new additions to the Esquire staff. Kevin Sintumuang has been named culture & lifestyle director and Jeff Gordinier joins Esquire as food and drinks editor. Both start in their new roles today and will report to Fielden.
“Esquire’s mantra is ‘Man at His Best,’ and that encompasses every facet of life, including culture, food, and health, among other topics,” said Fielden. “Kevin and Jeff are masterful at pinpointing what’s new and next culturally, and they share a fitfulness to upend expectations and do things in new and provocative ways.”
In his new role as culture & lifestyle director, Kevin Sintumuang will be editing and writing stories about design, art, travel, fitness and health, and cars. In his previous position as digital director, life & style at The Wall Street Journal, he helped guide the expansion of the paper’s lifestyle coverage across various digital platforms including video and social. He also co-hosted the Off Duty Podcast, a food and drink show, and wrote a regular cocktail column for the paper. In 2010, Sintumuang was one of the founding editors of Off Duty, the Journal’s weekend lifestyle section, where he was central to shaping and executing its consumer technology coverage. He was also a contributing editor for WSJ. Magazine. Prior to the Journal, Sintumuang spent more than 10 years at GQ, where, as an editor and writer, he was instrumental in developing the magazine’s technology, automotive, travel, and design coverage; his most recent role there was editor of GQ.com. His work has also appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, Elle, Bloomberg Businessweek and numerous other publications.
Jeff Gordinier will be responsible for Esquire’s food and drink coverage. For more than 25 years, he has had bylines in national magazines and newspapers, most recently at The New York Times where for the past five and a half years he was a food writer and frequent contributor to the paper’s T magazine, Book Review, Styles, and Travel sections. Before that, he spent eight years as editor-at-large of Details and close to a decade at Entertainment Weekly, where he covered music and movies. Gordinier’s work has also appeared in Outside, Elle, GQ, Spin, Fortune, Creative Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times, and PoetryFoundation.org, as well as in anthologies including Best Food Writing, Best Creative Nonfiction, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. He is the author of 2008’s generational manifesto X Saves the World, and the co-editor (with Marc Weingarten) of 2015’s Here She Comes Now, a collection of essays about women in music.