Career beat: Gawker to hire “growth hacker”

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Tamar Adler is now a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine. Previously, she was an editor at Harper’s. (The New York Times)
  • Joanna Coles is now editorial director of Seventeen magazine. She is editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan. (AdWeek)
  • Kris Van Cleave is now a correspondent for CBS Newspath. Previously, he was a reporter and anchor at WJLA. (CBS News)
  • Chris Cristi is now an evening helicopter reporter at KNBC in Los Angeles. Previously, he was a freelance helicopter reporter for KCB. (TV Spy)
  • Nerina Rammairone is now deputy editor at TV Guide Magazine. Previously, she was a senior editor there. (Mediabistro)
  • Michael Fabiano will be director of local broadcast markets for The Associated Press.
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Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Career Beat: National Press Foundation gets a new president

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Ann Shoket will be a consultant for Hearst. Previously, she was editor in chief of Seventeen magazine. (Capital New York)
  • Kal Penn will be a special correspondent for Fusion. Previously, he was associate director of the White House’s Office of Public Engagement. (Politico)
  • Richard Tomko is now publisher of amNewYork. Previously, he was a consultant at Boost Digital. (Email)
  • Tony Brancato is now executive director of Web products and audience development at The New York Times. Previously, he was head of product for the Web there. (The New York Times)
  • Sandy Johnson is now president and chief operating officer at the National Press Foundation. Previously, she was the excecutive editor at Stateline.org.
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Monday, Sep. 29, 2014

Career Beat: Judy Davidoff named editor at Isthmus

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community.

  • Bryan Zidar is now managing director of corporate communications for Alaska Airlines. Previously, he was director of corporate communications at T-Mobile US. (PR Newser)
  • Taimur Ahmad is now CEO of LatinFinance. Previously, he was editor in chief there. Katie Llanos-Small is now editor-in-chief of LatinFinance. Previously, she was news editor there. (Marketwired)
  • Judy Davidoff will be editor at Isthmus. Previously, she was news editor there. (Madison.com)

Job of the day: The Montrose (Colorado) Daily Press is looking for a news editor and paginator. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Friday, Sep. 26, 2014

Career Beat: Tom Knudson joins Center for Investigative Reporting

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Tom Knudson is now a senior reporter at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously he was a staff writer at The Sacramento Bee. (Center for Investigative Reporting)
  • Mark Smith will be mobile web editor for The Washington Post. Previously, he was senior manager of social media marketing at USA Today. (Washington Post)
  • Brian Gross will be deputy design director at The Washington Post. Currently, he’s lead senior designer there. Emmet Smith will be lead senior designer at The Washington Post. Previously, he was a senior designer there. (Washington Post)
  • Julia Cheiffetz is now executive editor at Dey Street Books. Previously, she was editorial director at Amazon. (@rachelsklar)
  • Stephen Collinson is now a senior enterprise reporter for CNN’s digital politics.
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Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014

Career Beat: Major masthead shakeup at The New York Times

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Susan Chira is now a deputy executive editor at The New York Times. Previously, she was an assistant managing editor there. Janet Elder is now a deputy executive editor at The New York Times. Previously, she was a deputy managing editor there. Matt Purdy is now a deputy executive editor at The New York Times. He was an assistant managing editor there. Ian Fisher is now a deputy executive editor at The New York Times. Previously, he was an assistant managing editor there. Steve Duenes is now an assistant editor at the New York Times. Previously, he was graphics director there. Clifford Levy is an associate editor at the New York Times. He is the head of NYT Now.
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Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014

Career Beat: Christopher Miller named senior correspondent at Mashable

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Christopher Miller is now a senior correspondent at Mashable. Previously, he was a writer and editor at the Kyiv Post. (Email)
  • Jill Geisler will be an affiliate at Poynter. She is senior faculty of leadership and management there. (Poynter)
  • Leila Brillson is now digital editorial director at Nylon and NylonGuys. Previously, she was entertainment director for Refinery29. (Email)
  • Clinton Cargill will be director of photography for Bloomberg Businessweek. Previously, he was photo editor at The New York Times Magazine. (Email)
  • Blathnaid Healy is now UK editor at Mashable. Previously, she was chief operations officer for WorldIrish.com. Tim Chester has been named deputy UK editor at Mashable. Previously, he was senior Web editor at Rough Guides.
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Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Career Beat: Naomi Zeichner named editor-in-chief of The Fader

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community.

  • Missy Ryan will be a Pentagon correspondent for The Washington Post. Previously, she was a reporter at Reuters. (The Washington Post)
  • Yumiko Ono is now Asia audience engagement editor at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, she was managing editor of Wall Street Journal Japan. (@raju)
  • Trip Gabriel is now a political correspondent for The New York Times. He was a national correspondent there. Jennifer Steinhauer is now mid-atlantic bureau chief for The New York Times. Previously, she was a congressional reporter there. (Politico)
  • Amy Keller Laird is now editor-in-chief of Women’s Health. Previously, she was executive editor there. (Women’s Wear Daily)
  • Naomi Zeichner is now editor-in-chief of The Fader.
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Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Career Beat: Susan Glasser named editor of Politico

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Susan Glasser is now the editor of Politico. Previously, she was editor of Politico Magazine. (Politico)
  • Lindy West is now a pop culture writer for GQ. Previously, she covered pop culture for Jezebel. (Lindywest.net)
  • Megan Sowder-Staley is now vice president for product strategy at Roll Call. She was formerly director of product strategy there. (Fishbowl DC)
  • Chris Peck is now president of the American Society of News Editors. He is associate editor at the Riverton (Wyoming) Ranger (ASNE)
  • Kristen Donnelly has joined the DC bureau of NBC News. Previously, she was a senior producer at MSNBC. (TV Newser)

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Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Career beat: Dana Liebelson joins HuffPost Politics

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Dana Liebelson will be a political reporter at HuffPost Politics. She’s a reporter for Mother Jones. (Email)
  • Ashley Codianni is now a senior producer and digital correspondent for CNN Politics Digital. She’s Mashable’s director of news video. (Fishbowl DC)
  • Cara Parks has been named executive editor at Modern Farmer. She was previously a freelancer and deputy managing editor at Foreign Policy. (Observer.com)
  • Suejin Yang has been named vice president and general manager of digital entertainment at People and Entertainment Weekly. Previously, she was vice president of Bravo Digital Media. (Fishbowl NY)

Job of the day: ProPublica is looking for a research editor. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Career Beat: Ryan Nobles named national correspondent for CNN

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Ryan Nobles is now a national correspondent for CNN. Previously, he was an anchor and reporter for WWBT in Richmond, Virginia. (CNN)
  • Preetma Singh has been named market director for Nylon. Formerly, she was market editor at WSJ Magazine. She’s also the drummer for Vomitface. (Email)
  • Danielle Jones has been named executive vice president for expansion at Politico. Previously, she was deputy editor-in-chief there. Miki King has been named executive vice president for operations at Politico. Previously, she was senior vice president of business development there. (Politico)
  • Carol Morello will be a diplomatic correspondent at The Washington Post. She covers the census and demographics there. (The Washington Post)
  • Theodore Kim is now a homepage editor at The New York Times.
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