The Globe and Mail has shaken up its features department with new appointments in the Arts and Books, Life and Style sections. 

By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor

The Globe and Mail has shaken up its features department with new appointments in the Arts and Books, Life and Style sections.

Jared Bland will expand his role as books editor to oversee arts and books, features editor Gabe Gonda said in a memo to staff.

Kathryn Hayward, who was acting arts and life editor while Gonda was on paternity leave, is the new life editor. Christina Vardanis will remain associate life and arts editor working alongside Hayward. Vardanis’ “job will evolve to include oversight of Life and Arts content on our digital platforms, ensuring we meet and exceed our audience targets, produce stunning original journalism in mobile and video and continue to help Globe journalists grow into the digital brand,” Gonda said.

The editors will start their new roles on Mar. 24.

Meanwhile, fashion editor Andrew Sardone, who has previously worked as style writer and editor at NOW Magazine, is the new project editor for Globe Style Advisor effective immediately. In another memo sent by Gonda and Globe Style Advisor editor Danny Sinopoli, the two said the biannual publication will expand to seven editions this year, including two editions devoted to men and one to travel. 

“Over the past two years, Globe Style Advisor has been a rare success story among new print ventures, winning a National Magazine Award and tapping a new group of advertisers and a high-value audience through its blend of striking visuals and smart service reporting,” the memo said. 


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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.