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Huffington Post and ProPublica vet Amanda Michel is taking her community engagement skills to the Guardian's new U.S. operation. Michel, a member of Poynter's National Advisory Board, will be the site's Open Editor there, working on collaboration, transparency and crowdsourcing. Daniel Victor, formerly of TBD and most recently Philly.com, will join ProPublica as social media editor. || Also hired: Julie Drizin named Director of the Journalism Center on Children and Families

News release

Guardiannews.com announced today that Amanda Michel, of ProPublica, will be joining the new US team as Open editor, Guardian US.

Janine Gibson, editor-in-chief, guardiannews.com,said: "We are delighted Amanda is joining the guardiannews.com team. She is a brilliant digital strategist and practitioner whose track record of successful open and participative projects from the OffTheBus campaign to her crowdsourcing projects at ProPublica is very impressive."

Amanda Michel said: "I've long admired the Guardian's deep commitment to innovation and its superb reporting. I'm honored to join its ambitious effort here in NY and experiment alongside such talented reporters."