Announcement from Executive Features Editor Liz Seymour and Deputy Features Editors David Malitz and Mitch Rubin:

We are thrilled to announce that Janice Page, deputy managing editor for arts and newsroom innovation at The Boston Globe, will be our arts editor.

Janice is a highly experienced editor who has also worked at the Los Angeles Times and the Providence Journal-Bulletin. She will drive coverage of the fine arts, including visual art, classical music, dance and theater, leading an award-winning staff of critics and reporters as we expand our arts journalism to a national audience.

At The Globe, Janice has been in charge of arts, books, food, features, celebrity news and other cultural coverage. In addition to her duties as a department head, Janice also has been leading newsroom efforts to expand the reach of The Globe’s journalism through book, film and television deals, podcasts and live events.

She has had a long, distinguished career in features editing. She was a reporter and arts and entertainment editor at the Los Angeles Times and the executive producer of the Boston site of MSN/ She got her start in features at the Providence Journal-Bulletin, where she was a lifestyle editor, a reporter, a critic and the arts and entertainment editor during her three-year tenure.

Janice starts June 3. She will work in Boston, where two members of the team are also based, while her daughter finishes high school. But she will be a frequent presence in the newsroom.

We want to thank Amy Hitt, an assignment editor in Features, for her role leading fine arts coverage since Christine Ledbetter retired in November.

Please join us in welcoming Janice to The Post.