The following announcement was sent out by Jake Silverstein, editor-in-chief of the New York Times Magazine:
It is my sincere pleasure to announce that Raha Naddaf will be joining the magazine as a story editor. Raha comes to us from The California Sunday Magazine, where she has been the executive editor since 2017. During that time, The California Sunday Magazine has been a finalist for seven National Magazine Awards. Before joining Cal Sunday, Raha was the features editor at The Marshall Project, a senior editor at New York magazine and an associate editor at GQ magazine.
Raha is an experienced editor who excels at both literary narratives and investigative enterprise. She combines some of the qualities we most prize here at the magazine: ambition, collegiality, humor, curiosity, vision and expertise. She has spent years thinking deeply about how to make great magazine stories, and it shows in the truly excellent work she did at Cal Sunday, where she oversaw the editorial operation, leading a small team of editors, assigning and editing features, and planning special issues. Here at The Times Magazine, Raha will be editing longform features and working on special issues.
Her start date will be Jan. 4, and she’ll be joining us remotely from California. Please join me in welcoming her to The Times.