Like the guidelines toward properly cuffing oneís pants, the editorial operations over at Bostonís Weekly Dig tend to switch themselves up every two to three years. Thus, in keeping with tradition, it was announced Ė in a status-update-on-Facebook kind of way Ė that arts and entertainment editor David Day (left) will be assuming the role of editor of the scrappy, reliably potty-mouthed weekly, effective next Monday.
Dayís promotion follows his steady helming of the Digís A&E coverage since November 2007 (full disclosure: after this writer vamoosed from the paper's masthead), and comes on the heels of some other editorial changes: Cara Bayles, the paperís managing editor, will be leaving to refocus her energies on writing; outgoing editor Jim Stanton will upgrade to something like an executive editorship; and Courtney Cox will move on up from copy chief to managing editor.
Day forecasts his editorship as a ramping up of the increasingly hyperlocal concerns of the paper (a mission he brought into founding last yearís sprawling first installment of the Together Festival), as well as an opportunity to re-establish a more unified voice across its contentís many departments.
The Dig is currently seeking a music and arts editor to fill Dayís spot, as well as a general staff writer; but until everythingís in place, heís reluctant to reveal too many of his ideas for the future.
"As soon as I get through todayís deadline," he says, "Iíll start sorting through my ideas."