Slate Editor Emily Bazelon Departs For New York Times Magazine

Journalist Emily Bazelon is leaving her post as senior editor at Slate magazine for a new job as a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine.

Capital New York reported the move Tuesday, noting that Bazelon’s hire was the latest addition to the New York Times Magazine after new editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein took the reins in May. She will join a new stable that includes NYT columnist Maureen Dowd.

Word of Bazelon’s gig came on the heels of another Slate departure Tuesday, the site’s longtime political writer Dave Weigel, who is joining the new Bloomberg Politics.

Slate too has seen a recent change in management, with Julia Turner replacing David Plotz as editor-in-chief in July.

Bazelon wrote about law, culture, and women’s issues for Slate, as well as appearing regularly on its weekly political podcast. She has been a contributor to New York Times Magazine since 2007.