Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory has announced two key moves in the newsroom, involving Doug Most and Janice Page, that are part of an effort “to think in more entrepreneurial fashion, to be more creative, and to search out and grab at opportunities that can support the world-class journalism we do at The Globe,” McGrory said.
Doug Most will move from deputy managing editor for features to deputy managing editor for special sections and new initiatives. Janice Page, film editor and director of The Globe’s book development efforts, will become deputy managing editor for features.
In his new position, Most will develop new print sections as well as digital and print concepts, projects that will at once fulfill The Globe’s core mission, engage readers, and connect with advertisers.
In his successful five-year run as features editor, Most increased the presence of enterprise stories on Page One, helped conceive and launch the expanded Sunday Arts section, and has helped oversee a collection of revenue-producing special sections – magazines devoted to the 150th anniversaries of UMass and MIT, and a section on the 100th anniversary of the Children’s Museum, among others.
Before assuming the job of deputy managing editor for features, Most was editor of the Sunday Magazine, where he led a complete rethinking and successful overhaul.
He has also been a senior editor at Boston Magazine, and was named Journalist of the Year (1998) while working at the Bergen Record in New Jersey. He is the author of the forthcoming book, “The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America’s First Subway,” which has received a starred review from Kirkus.
Since joining The Globe in 2006, Page has made a significant mark as a writer, editor, and film critic, and has turned The Globe’s in-house book publishing operation – ebooks and print – into an award-winning (and revenue-producing) enterprise. She will continue to oversee book development in her new job.
Page was the fashion editor at the Los Angeles Times in the 1990s, and also served as an assistant features editor, and an arts and entertainment staff writer. She helped develop and edit a new weekly arts and leisure magazine for the LAT in Orange County. She was the arts and entertainment editor for the Providence Journal before that, having risen up from the copy desk. She also ventured into new media, as the executive producer of MSN’s short-lived foray into online city guides, BostonSidewalk.com; as director of programming for a customizable CMGI portal, MyWay.com; and as chief operations officer for a restaurant industry start-up, USAchefs.com.