CURBED APPEAL: Vox Media’s Curbed site has tapped Kelsey Keith as its first editor in chief. Keith, who joins Curbed on Feb. 26, most recently served as special projects editor at Dwell, where she oversaw digital strategy. Prior to Dwell, she served as coeditor of Curbed New York and as founding editor of Architizer. Her writing on architecture, design and art has appeared in i-D, Details, Artforum, Fast Co.’s Design, Gawker and The Atlantic’s CityLab.
According to Vox Media vice president and editorial director Lockhart Steele, Keith will meld real estate, design and architecture into the site’s editorial experience. “If you look at shelter magazines, none, in my estimation, has made a good home on the Web,” Steele said, explaining that Curbed is poised to seize an opportunity.
Curbed will also get a new site at the end of the year, and a slate of new hires under Keith, who will report to Steele.
Prior to the addition of an editor in chief, Curbed’s national editor and cities editor reported to Steele.
The investment is part of Vox Media’s latest round of funding. The firm raised $46 million in the fall, and it has used the cash infusion to relaunch its sister sites, which include Racked and The Verge, as well as invest in new technologies.