New Statesman appoints new culture editor and arts editor

Tom Gatti and Kate Mossman to join the <em>NS</em> culture desk.

The New Statesman is delighted to announce that it has appointed a new Culture Editor. Tom Gatti, who currently edits the Saturday Review section of the Times, will join the magazine in the autumn. Gatti has been at the Times since 2003, and is currently in charge of its 56-page weekly culture supplement. He also hosts events, plans special issues and curates the supplement's digital content. 

Kate Mossman, the NS pop critic, will also be joining the magazine on 22 July as Arts Editor, to provide maternity leave cover for Features Editor Sophie Elmhirst. Mossman is a widely published music writer and a former editor on The Word. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4, Radio 2, the World Service and Five Live, and has appeared as a music and film critic on TV from Late Review to various Sky Arts series.

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New Digital Editor: Serena Kutchinsky

The New Statesman appoints Serena Kutchinsky as Digital Editor.

Serena Kutchinsky is to join the New Statesman as digital editor in September. She will lead the expansion of the New Statesman across a variety of digital platforms.

Serena has over a decade of experience working in digital media and is currently the digital editor of Newsweek Europe. Since she joined the title, traffic to the website has increased by almost 250 per cent. Previously, Serena was the digital editor of Prospect magazine and also the assistant digital editor of the Sunday Times - part of the team which launched the Sunday Times website and tablet editions.

Jason Cowley, New Statesman editor, said: “Serena joins us at a great time for the New Statesman, and, building on the excellent work of recent years, she has just the skills and experience we need to help lead the next stage of our expansion as a print-digital hybrid.”

Serena Kutchinsky said: “I am delighted to be joining the New Statesman team and to have the opportunity to drive forward its digital strategy. The website is already established as the home of free-thinking journalism online in the UK and I look forward to leading our expansion and growing the global readership of this historic title.

In June, the New Statesman website recorded record traffic figures when more than four million unique users read more than 27 million pages. The circulation of the weekly magazine is growing steadily and now stands at 33,400, the highest it has been since the early 1980s.