More staff changes in the dance music press as Whitney Wei becomes Resident Advisor’s new editor – but can she turn around a dull website whose credibility lies in tatters?

There seem to be several personnel changes going on in the dance press at the moment. Only recently, Megan Townsend was appointed Deputy Digital Editor over at Mixmag – and Resident Advisor have decided that it’s time for new leadership.

Whitney Wei has just been appointed the editor in chief at the beleaguered site. Her track record at previous employer Telekom Electronic Beats is persuasive, although a source tells me “Resident Advisor vowed a while ago to provide more diverse coverage for black artists and other minorities. She was doing this at Electronic Beats, so just seemed a natural fit.”.

I wish Wei well in her new job. But the only question that ultimately matters is – will Resident Advisor be any good with her in charge? The website now is pretty well-designed, but the content is boring. Like other dance outlets, the site steers clear of anything remotely controversial – and the episode where Resident Advisor admitted to making money out of plague raves seriously damaged their credibility.

She has her work cut out…

4 thoughts on “More staff changes in the dance music press as Whitney Wei becomes Resident Advisor’s new editor – but can she turn around a dull website whose credibility lies in tatters?

  1. Who did she replace, and why?
    I ended up here because I was trying to figure that out.
    Seems weird that I can’t find a predecessor mentioned anywhere.

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    1. Aaron Coultate and Will Lynch were the two previous editors. Why they had two editors is a mystery – the editor in chief vacancy was first advertised in December 2020. Getting answers from Resident Advisor is a nightmare.

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