Bon Appétit has poached Kurt Soller from Bloomberg Businessweek as its new features editor.
At Bloomberg, Soller was the editor of Businessweek’s Etc. section, which covered lifestyle, food and culture. Soller had been hired by Josh Tyrangiel, who launched the Etc. section at Businessweek when he served as the magazine’s editor in 2013. Soller came on as deputy editor and was promoted to editor of Etc. in 2015 after then-editor Emma Rosenblum was named editor of Pursuits. Tyrangiel, who would later be promoted to chief content officer, recently left Bloomberg for Vice Media.
“I’m psyched about this. Good help is hard to find,” Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport told WWD. “I want Kurt to be a liaison for print to digital, but in the magazine, I’m going to rely on him heavy to edit the service pieces and long-form pieces.”
The editor said he was impressed by Soller’s digital background as well as editing chops. Soller has worked at esquire.com as style editor, as well as at nymag.com where he helped rebuild The Cut from a fashion blog into a stand-alone lifestyle site.
Aside from his editorial skills, Soller is also a good home cook, which according to Rapoport is important. Soller’s first day at the magazine is Oct. 26.