Friday, August 28, 2009

Sydneysider picked to edit New Yorker
August 28, 2009 - 12:22PM

A 26-year-old Sydneysider has been picked for one of the most prestigious jobs in the magazine world ... managing editor of The New Yorker.

Amelia Lester's appointment has Twitter buzzing, given her youth and background. Lester, who graduated from Harvard, had been a fact checker at The New Yorker and worked as an editor at Paris Review, according to The New York Observer.
She is replacing Kate Julian. New York's other top Aussie journo is Col Allen, who moved from Sydney's Telegraph to edit the New York Post.

26!!!!!!! Interesting that she has been a fact checker at The New Yorker. I recall at The New Yorker panel at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival earlier this year the New Yorker writers talking about the lengths the magazine went to in verifying facts.

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