Shanghaiist’s editorial team is undergoing some changes. Read on for an explanation of who does what now and what that means.
[email protected] | @mrkennethtan
Kenneth is leaving the editorial side of the business to focus on making it well, a business. Expect to see higher quality, more relevant advertising and sponsorship, and less dodgy animated adverts trying to sell you diet pills and miracle energy sources.
You should contact Kenneth when:
You want to discuss the range of very reasonable solutions we offer to help you reach our 500,000+ unique monthly visitors.
Editor in Chief
[email protected] | @jgriffiths
James succeeds Kenneth as editor in chief, taking full responsibility/blame for the tone and content of the site. Expect more illustrated fairy-tales starring Yao Ming, eulogising about fast food, and occasionally something that is actually worth reading.
You should contact James when:
You have a story that you think we should be covering (see also: [email protected]), you want to write for Shanghaiist, you want to pitch a freelance feature, you have any complaints or suggestions or information about stories covered on Shanghaiist, anything else related to editorial matters.
[email protected] | @shanghaiistfood
Shanghaiist stalwart Ben Cost remains in place as food editor, continuing to bring his acerbic wit and refined taste buds to everything from Pizza Hut to yak penis.
You should contact Ben when:
You want to pass on information about food and drink, restaurants, food fairs, food-related events, etc.
Lifestyle & Entertainment Editor
Our newest hire, Siukei heads the lifestyle and entertainment desk, breathing new life and energy into a corner of the site that has often been treated like the unwanted stepchild of the Shanghaiist family.
You should contact Siukei when:
You have information about bars, clubs, discotheques, music venues, gigs, new bands, special events. Basically, if you’re a PR person and it isn’t a food enquiry, Siukei is your woman.
[email protected] | @erikcrouch
Having proved his worth as one of our most entertaining staff writers, Erik is moving up the Shanghaiist ladder to take over weekend editing duties and provide you with more than just the occasional video or James Griffiths hungover rant to read on a Saturday or Sunday.
You should contact Erik when:
You have an editorial query that can’t wait until Monday. To complain about or make suggestions regarding stories published on the weekend.
Senior Sales Manager
Lukas moves from his position as part-time entertainment editor to focus on sales, driving our business forward with quality, relevant advertising and sponsorships.
You should contact Lukas when:
You want to buy advertising on Shanghaiist or discuss partnership and sponsorship deals with us.