Amanda Kludt's first blog post for Eater NY ran on February 4, 2008. As she reported, the restaurant industry lost cult Soho favorite Palacinka that day. But it gained a stellar reporter. Amanda was the first regular contributor to the site not named Steele or Leventhal, and she quickly made her mark. In early 2009, she took over the editor chair. As of today, she's written 16,449 posts for Eater—a crazy impressive number by anyone's standard.
She'll no doubt write a few more, but come next month, Amanda will be climbing into management: we're promoting her to the new position of Eater Editorial Director. In her new role, she'll will work with the now-sizable group of Eater editors around the country—we're now publishing in 17 cities, with more on the way—to refine and grow their sites. (Think new features, vastly more video, and more focused recommendations in the vein of Eater 38s and Eater Heat Maps.) She'll also work in conjunction with Raphael Brion's stellar Eater National team, as well as with the events team here at Eater HQ, to unleash a wave of new Eater endeavors on an unsuspecting world. Need we even say it? Brace.
Greg Morabito, meantime, came to Eater just as his Eater National colleague Gabe Ulla, did: as one of Amanda's Eater interns. He made the most of the situation. His sharp, witty take on the restaurant world amuses us on a daily basis, and his journalism skills are top-notch. That's why we're also extremely pleased to announce that Greg Morabito will become the next editor of Eater NY.
These changes will take effect on March 19, which means that on that day we'll have a job opening for a new Eater NY Associate Editor. Though that's a month off, the hunt for that person starts right this second.
If you're interested in the job—a full-time position that offers competitive salary, health care, and company-matched 401[k]—let's get right to it. Write us a paragraph about yourself and a paragraph about why you think you're right for the job and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Eater NY Associate Editor." If you've got a personal blog, Tumblr, or Twitter, include links to those as well. No resumes, please. If we like what we see, we'll follow up quickly.
Who knows? You could end up the next Amanda Kludt or Greg Morabito. Congrats, gang. —LS