Sun-Times arts editor takes job at CSO

Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 4:23 pm

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Laura Emerick

Laura Emerick, arts editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, is leaving the paper for a job at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association.

Emerick, a 25-year Sun-Times veteran, will become the CSO’s new digital content editor effective August 19.

“I am beyond thrilled to be joining the staff of one of the world’s greatest cultural institutions, especially as it approaches its 125th anniversary in 2016,” said Emerick in a statement released by the orchestra. “Throughout its history, the CSO has been an innovator, and now will be taking even more bold measures with its digital initiatives.”

“Laura is a highly regarded arts and culture journalist, and we’re delighted she’s joining the CSOA,” said Deborah F. Rutter, CSOA president. “We know that she will be a terrific asset to Maestro Muti, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the CSOA as a whole as we develop new ways to use digital media to share our world-class music making with audiences around the globe.”

In this newly created position, Emerick will serve as the lead editor and manager of digital content as the CSOA expands its online publishing capabilities.

In her quarter-century at the Sun-Times, Emerick held several positions including as primary editor for film critic Roger Ebert, arts editor, culture writer, music editor, and Sunday Showcase editor.

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