Amid the avalanche of grim news on Friday about the continuing economic crisis, coming recession and related decision by Gawker Media head honcho Nick Denton to let go close to two dozen staffers at the company’s various blogs (we love you, Moe!) there was one bright spot: the announcement that, along with a few other Gawker Media properties, we would be adding staffers to our masthead. Three days later, I am thrilled to announce that longtime contributor Megan Carpentier and guest blogger Sadie Stein will be moving on up the masthead and taking on the titles of “Editor” and “Associate Editor”, respectively. They will continue their coverage of politics, women’s issues, style, books, nostalgia and other various and sundry topics.In other exciting staffing news, the opinionated and talented Jessica Grose — who started almost exactly a year ago as Associate Editor and quickly became indispensable — is being promoted to Editor, effective immediately. We also have a new intern, Katy Kelleher, who is replacing our summer intern, Anna North (Anna will continue to write for the site in between graduate school commitments). Katy, a senior at Bard majoring in Literature, will join Margaret Hartmann in keeping us abreast of breaking stories online and on TV, among other things. And lastly, our Amazonian Anonymous Model, Tatiana, is taking on a more active role as a Contributor — in between go-sees, photoshoots and runway shows, of course — helping out with expanding our coverage of fashion and pop culture, as well as continuing her very popular Modelslips column. Please give everyone a welcome and congrats in the comments. Related: Gawker Media Laying Off 19 Workers [Radar] How To Read The Gawker Media Layoffs [Radar]