Hodinkee Announces 5 New Editorial Hires


Watch blog Hodinkee is expanding its editorial roster by hiring five new editors, who started at the watch site on Aug. 22.

The news comes in the wake of its former editor-in-chief, Jack Forster, leaving for WatchBox. Hodinkee says it has no “immediate plans” to replace Forster in the editor-in-chief role. Senior vice president of content Nick Marino currently oversees the newsroom.

Among the new hires:

– Anthony Traina (top), the Chicago-based founder of Rescapement, a weekly newsletter offering stories and opinion on modern and vintage watches, joins the site as editor. (Rescapement will cease publishing.)

– Brandon Menancio (below), a California-based freelancer who has made several videos for Hodinkee, will serve as on-screen talent across several platforms, including YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and on

Brandon Menancio
Brandon Menancio

– Malaika Crawford (below), the former watch and jewelry editor of Highsnobiety, is the site’s first-ever style editor.

Malaika Crawford
Malaika Crawford

-Mark Kauzlarich (below), a photographer and feature writer for and its Vol. 10 magazine, is also an editor.

Marc Kauzlarich
Mark Kauzlarich

– Sarah Miller, a contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker, has joined as senior writer. She is the author of  the popular Hodinkee column, A Complete Newbie, where she chronicles her first-time experiences trying high-end watches.

Sarah Miller
Sarah Miller

The new hires bring Hodinkee’s editorial team to close to 20. Founded in 2008 as a watch blog, its offerings include a biannual print magazine, digital, and video content.

The site announced the new hires here.

Illustrations courtesy of Hodinkee

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By: Rob Bates

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