The Association of Magazine Media


Kevin Sintumuang Named Culture & Lifestyle Director

Jeff Gordinier Named Food and Drinks Editor

NEW YORK, NY (August 1, 2016)Jay Fielden, Esquire editor-in-chief and Town & Country editorial director, today announced two new additions to the Esquire staff. Kevin Sintumuang has been named culture & lifestyle director and Jeff Gordinier joins Esquire as food and drinks editor. Both start in their new roles today and will report to Fielden.

Esquire’s mantra is ‘Man at His Best,’ and that encompasses every facet of life, including culture, food, and health, among other topics,” said Fielden. “Kevin and Jeff are masterful at pinpointing what’s new and next culturally, and they share a fitfulness to upend expectations and do things in new and provocative ways.”

In his new role as culture & lifestyle director, Kevin Sintumuang will be editing and writing stories about design, art, travel, fitness and health, and cars. In his previous position as digital director, life & style at The Wall Street Journal, he helped guide the expansion of the paper’s lifestyle coverage across various digital platforms including video and social. He also co-hosted the Off Duty Podcast, a food and drink show, and wrote a regular cocktail column for the paper. In 2010, Sintumuang was one of the founding editors of Off Duty, the Journal’s weekend lifestyle section, where he was central to shaping and executing its consumer technology coverage. He was also a contributing editor for WSJ. Magazine. Prior to the Journal, Sintumuang spent more than 10 years at GQ, where, as an editor and writer, he was instrumental in developing the magazine’s technology, automotive, travel, and design coverage; his most recent role there was editor of His work has also appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, Elle, Bloomberg Businessweek and numerous other publications.

Jeff Gordinier will be responsible for Esquire’s food and drink coverage. For more than 25 years, he has had bylines in national magazines and newspapers, most recently at The New York Times where for the past five and a half years he was a food writer and frequent contributor to the paper’s T magazine, Book Review, Styles, and Travel sections. Before that, he spent eight years as editor-at-large of Details and close to a decade at Entertainment Weekly, where he covered music and movies. Gordinier’s work has also appeared in OutsideElle, GQSpinFortuneCreative Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times, and, as well as in anthologies including Best Food WritingBest Creative Nonfiction, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. He is the author of 2008’s generational manifesto X Saves the World, and the co-editor (with Marc Weingarten) of 2015’s Here She Comes Now, a collection of essays about women in music.

About Esquire
Esquire is the most-honored monthly magazine in America. Over the past 19 years, it has won a total of 17 National Magazine Awards. Its website and digital applications have been similarly honored—Esquire won the first-ever National Magazine Award for iPad applications. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Esquire publishes 27 editions around the world. Follow Esquire on Instagram and Twitter at @Esquire. Esquire is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation reaching 79.5 million readers and 54 million site visitors each month.


# # #

Media Contacts:

Nathan Christopher, Executive Director of PR

Allie Haake, Manager of PR


Monday, August 1, 2016