Variety taps 2 deputy managing editors

Publication ups Wilder, Bing

Kirstin Wilder and Jonathan Bing have been tapped as deputy managing editors at Variety and Daily Variety, it was announced by Editor-in-Chief Peter Bart.

Wilder, most recently assistant managing editor, joined Daily Variety in May 1992 as a layout editor and has held numerous posts, including Sunday news editor, V page editor and editor with oversight of the launch of Daily Variety Gotham.

She handles long-term planning for the paper’s coverage of the Cannes Film Festival, the Oscars, the Emmys and the plethora of kudos events in Hollywood. She also oversees the year-round intern program and relations with photo agencies.

Wilder earned her bachelor of journalism degree from the U. of Nebraska in 1989 and has worked at the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., the St. Petersburg Times in Florida and the News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla.

She worked under the name Kirstin Swanson until November, when she married gaffer-photographer David Wilder Jr.

Bing, who has held the title of senior writer for the past year, will oversee Daily Variety‘s Perspectives page, weekly Variety‘s book and DVD reviews, and select features in both papers.

He joined Variety as a staff reporter in January 2000 and covered the media and film business in the New York bureau before relocating to Los Angeles in September 2001. He wrote the Write Stuff column chronicling the Hollywood book trade for three years.

Bing’s writings on books and the media have appeared in the Village Voice, the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, the Nation and New York Newsday. He has a master’s degree from the U. of Virginia.

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