The New York Times Hires Caryn Ganz as Pop Music Editor

The New York Times announced Wednesday that Caryn Ganz will join its culture desk as pop music editor. 

"I'm thrilled to announce that Caryn Ganz will be joining us as Pop Music Editor," culture editor Danielle Mattoon said in a memo. "Caryn has been a transformative digital editor in music journalism for the past eight years at both Spin and Rolling Stone."

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Ganz most recently acted as the editorial director of RollingStone.com, overseeing an overhaul of the company's website, adding reported digital-only features and doubling the number of unique visitors to the site during her two years in the role, according to the memo. Doing so, she restructured the entire digital editorial team by uniting the print and digital staffs and oversaw the launch of the new country music and sports verticals.  

From 2007-2010, Ganz served as RollingStone.com's deputy editor. She worked at Spin following, until 2013, as the publication's first online Editor in Chief. 

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"Caryn is a terrific writer as well, having written both features reviews for Rolling Stone even as she ran the website," reads Mattoon's memo. "Her 2010 cover story about Nicki Minaj for Out magazine was selected for Da Capo's 2011 Best Music Writing anthology. She's also the co-author of a biography of the Pixies called Fool the World."

Ganz will join the New York Times staff on Aug. 31.