When Mandy Jenkins announced
she was leaving her position as social media editor of The Huffington Post last month, she said she was "relieved to get out of the social media editor game." Now her successor, Ethan Klapper
, can’t wait to get into it.
, who is currently an online editor at National Journal, announced today that he accepted a job as social media editor in The Huffington Post’s D.C. bureau. When he starts his new job on March 26, he’ll be responsible for handling the Huffington Post Politics Twitter
accounts, and will be doing some product development as well.
Klapper said in a phone interview that he wants to help incorporate more social media into the Huffington Posts’s campaign coverage and is looking forward to learning from, and coaching, other staffers.
“I hope to learn more about how the reporters at such a big news outlet like The Huffington Post use social media in their daily lives, and I hope to be able to, based off my expertise, help them use it even better,” he said. “I hope to learn how they've become so successful in social media in the first place. What’s their formula? There’s a lot to learn from what they’ve done. I’ll always be learning in this job.”