Boston's Weekly Dig Editor to Depart, Search for Replacement Begins

march 22, 2012  02:12 pm
Boston's Weekly Dig Editor to Depart, Search for Replacement Begins
Boston's Weekly Dig editor David Day will depart at the end of the month, the company said in a press release. Publisher Jeff Lawrence will take over as interim publisher (his sixth stint in that role) until a replacement is found.

Here's the full release:
BOSTON, MA -- Dig Boston announced today that longtime Digster and editor David Day will be leaving April 1 to pursue his side project and music festival TOGETHER full time.

In November 2007, David was hired as the Music + Arts editor and had this to say, "I can't wait to get to work for the Dig. For years the paper has stood as a unique and singular voice in a city of echoes, and to represent such a force in the music and arts community is something I take very seriously. I've always prided myself on the ability to work for independent minds, and there is hardly a more independent voice than that of the Dig."

Almost five years later, and a subsequent promotion to editor, Day says it's time to move on.

"Two years of being the Editor, a website relaunch, a rebranding...and the Dig is stronger than ever. Managing Editor J. Patrick Brown has completely revitalized the print edition, Lauren Metter is officially now your web editor and my replacement as Music and Arts Editor, Hilary Hughes is kicking ass. It's time to go."

He added, "I have this music festival now that some are calling Boston's SXSW ... because it is. It's called Together and our headquarters open in the heart of Central Square tomorrow. Oh and keep an eye on Mmmmaven. You can also always find me Thursdays at Middlesex Lounge (as you could for the last seven years.) I may be leaving but in reality, I'm not going anywhere."

Jeff Lawrence, Publisher of the Dig, was his usual self when he quipped, "Jesus Christ, another editor is leaving to pursue yet another fantastic opportunity outside of journalism??? This has got to stop!"

Lawrence will be assuming the role as interim editor, for the sixth time, until a replacement is found. J. Pat Brown will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the editorial department.