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Cut From The NY Times, Leeds Lands At Buzznet

SOCIAL WEB (Hypebot) – Buzznet is expanding its music editorial team with the addition of Jeff Leeds, a popular former New York Times music reporter, as its new Editor-in-Chief. In addition, former Alternative Press magazine Managing Editor Leslie Simon has joined the company as Senior Editor.

In this newly created position, Leeds will expand editorial offerings on Buzznet that will combine news, commentary, photos from staff writers and the site's members He will direct editorial strategy at and manage editors at the company's partner sites Stereogum, Absolute Punk, Idolator, Vampire Freaks, FOE and The Gauntlet. Simon will work with Leeds to edit day-to-day editorial for Buzznet as well as manage the site's in-house and freelance staff.