Social media service Buzznet has added a pair of veteran journalists to its roster, led by the addition of former New York Times music reporter Jeff Leeds as editor-in-chief.

In his new role, Leeds will direct the site's editorial strategy and manage the editors of all Buzznet partner sites, which include blogs Stereogum, Absolute Punk, Idolator and others. He will report to Buzznet General Manager Scott Boyd.

Additionally, Buzznet added Leslie Simon, former managing editor of the pop-punk/emo magazine Alternative Press, as senior editor. She will report to and work directly with Leeds in overseeing the day-to-day editorial, and is responsible for managing in-house and freelance writers and other contributors.