As predicted here a couple of weeks back, Kelly Scott has officially been named a senior editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine. On the masthead now under executive editor Drex Heikes are deputy editor Oscar Garza and seniors Martin J. Smith, Barbara Thornburg and Scott. Freelancers, take note: these are the editors who handle most of the assigning and editing of pieces. The memo from John Montorio follows:
To the staff:
The only thing more prized than talent and experience is the editor who's taken the time to burnish and refresh those qualities. That's why we are so pleased to welcome back Kelly Scott, who has completed her Knight Fellowship at Stanford and has agreed to take a senior editor's spot on the magazine, where her ample skills conceptualizing, developing and editing stories will be invaluable in its rebuilding. She fills a position that had been open since Bob Sipchen, now of Outdoors fame, transferred to the editorial pages in 2002.
This is Kelly's second tour of duty at the magazine. She worked there in 1995 and 1996 before becoming our terrific Sunday Calendar editor, the post she held before heading to Stanford last year. Since joining The Times in 1990, Kelly also has worked as Movie Editor and deputy Sunday Calendar editor.
I know you all join us in cheering Kelly's return.
John Montorio, Deputy Managing Editor
Drex Heikes, Magazine Editor
June 29, 2004
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