Rozalia Jovanovic Appointed Editor in Chief of artnet News

She has big plans for next year.

Rozalia Jovanovic.
Image: Courtesy of artnet News.

Rozalia Jovanovic has been appointed editor in chief of artnet News following the announcement yesterday, December 16, that Benjamin Genocchio would be leaving his post at the popular art news website which he founded in 2014.

In the past two years, artnet News has become the world’s leading site for news about the international art world, reaching as many as 1.7 million visitors per month.

Jovanovic was one of the original founders of artnet News, joining a group of editors and writers who left Art & Auction magazine and in 2013 to start the website under the direction of Genocchio.

artnet News was launched on February 26, 2014, and the site grew rapidly in terms of audience and revenue to become an industry leader. In 2015, Jovanovic was appointed executive editor, taking over day-to-day responsibilities in New York.

artnet News New York City team, July 9, 2014

artnet News’s New York City team on July 9, 2014.
Image: Courtesy of artnet News.

In a statement to staff, artnet CEO Jacob Pabst said that he was “absolutely thrilled” that Jovanovic had accepted the position as editor in chief given that she is one of the original founders of the news site, worked closely with Genocchio in building the audience, and is widely liked and respected by the editorial staff internationally.

“Rozalia is going to provide artnet news with the continuity to keep growing and delivering the most comprehensive coverage of international art news but also to bring new ideas and a new vision to lead our news site forward,” said Pabst.

Jovanovic said there are a number of exciting technological enhancements in the works which she looks forward to announcing shortly. Earlier this week, artnet News launched its news app to provide another way to access the site’s popular content.

“I’ve helped artnet News grow from its beginning into the most widely read art news site in the world,” said Jovanovic. “I am incredibly excited to take on this big responsibility and I look forward to helping grow and guide our immensely talented staff.”

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