Thursday, October 10, 2013

Spitzer stepping down as Up Here editor; succeeded by Matthew Mallon, onetime Vancouver editor

Aaron Spitzer is stepping down as editor of Up Here, the magazine of Canada's North, based in Yellowknife, and, as of the Jan/Feb issue of 2014, the new editor will be Matthew Mallon, at one time editor of Vancouver magazine.

Spitzer, who will continue as a contributing editor with the magazine, led it to be named
Canada’s 2010 Magazine of the Year by the National Magazine Awards Foundation. Spitzer who was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, has made a career in Arctic journalism, with stops along the way as  
editor of the Tundra Drums, the newspaper serving the isolated Yup’ik Inuit region of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, as managing editor of Nunatsiaq News, then positions in the Yukon and Northwest Territories with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Lonely Planet travel guides before taking on Up Here. During his tenure, Up Here received 17 National Magazine Awards nominations, 33 Western Magazine Awards nominations and four awards from the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.

Mallon, who lives in Yellowknife and has been working as a senior writer with the Up Here parent company Outcrop Communications, was been raised in Rankin Inlet, Yellowknife and Iqualuit. During his six years at Vancouver magazine (2000 - 2006), it was named the Western Magazine Award's Magazine of the Year three times, and received 
multiple National Magazine Awards. As a writer, he’s appeared in a wide range of publications, including the U.K.’s Independent on Sunday, the Globe and Mail, the Vancouver Sun and the Calgary Herald



Blogger Anicka said...

Congrats, Matthew! Look forward to seeing the mag under his leadership.

4:33 pm  

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