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Career Beat: Alan Rusbridger to teach at the Asian College of Journalism

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Karen Mendez will be news director for WNJU in New York. Previously, she was news director for KXTX in Dallas. (Rick Gevers) Alan Rusbridger will be a visiting professor at the Asian College of Journalism. Previously, he was editor of The Guardian. (The Hindu) Jim Hopson is … Read More
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How poorly are journalists paid? Depends on where you live

In April, CareerCast ranked newspaper reporter as the worst job in America. With diminishing salaries and job security, some warn aspiring journalists that journalism can't provide a "decent" or "modest" salary. But terms like those are ambiguous and do not take into account regional differences. We found that in 14 states, journalists make about the median salary, in 13 states they … Read More
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Career Beat: Hillary Busis named entertainment editor at Mashable

Good morning! Here's a job update from the journalism community: Hillary Busis is now deputy entertainment editor at Mashable. Previously, she was digital news editor at Entertainment Weekly. (Fishbowl NY) Job of the day: Reuters is looking for a white-collar crime reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) Send Ben your job moves: bmullin@poynter.org … Read More
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Career Beat: Janine Gibson named head of BuzzFeed UK

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Janine Gibson will be editor in chief of BuzzFeed UK. Previously, she was a senior editor at The Guardian. (The New York Times) James Del is stepping down from Gawker Media. He is as vice president of programming there. (Gawker Media) Niketa Patel will manage media partnerships … Read More
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Career Beat: Leon Carter named interim head of 'The Undefeated'

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Jason Whitlock is no longer leading "The Undefeated." He was slated to be its founder. Leon Carter will be the interim head of "The Undefeated." He is vice president and editorial director there. (Poynter) Whitney Vargas is now executive editor at T. Previously, she was deputy editor there. Read More
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Career Beat: Harrison Weber named executive editor at VentureBeat

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Richard Maginn has been named managing editor at WMAQ in Chicago. Previously, he was an executive producer at WLS in Chicago. (Robert Feder) Stefan Hadl is now director of engineering for WCVB in Boston. Previously, he was director of engineering and operations at KCRA-KQCA in Sacramento. (TVNewsCheck) … Read More
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Career Beat: Lindsey Underwood joins the NYT

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Larry Kramer will join the board of directors of Gannett's spinoff company. He is publisher at USA Today. (Poynter) Lindsey Underwood will join The New York Times' audience development team. Previously, she was social media editor at Slate. (Poynter) David Westin will join Bloomberg Television as an … Read More
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Career Beat: Querry Robinson named lead booker at 'With All Due Respect'

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Querry Robinson has been named the lead booker at "With All Due Respect." Previously, Robinson was a producer at MSNBC. (Poynter) Drew Joseph is joining Boston Globe Media's forthcoming life sciences publication. Previously, he was a reporter at the San Antonio Express-News. (@DrewQJoseph) Job of the Day: … Read More
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Career Beat: Stephen Orr named EIC at Better Homes and Gardens

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Stephen Orr is now editor-in-chief of Better Homes and Gardens. He is executive editor of Condé Nast Traveler. (Email) James Gaines will be director of content at Re:think, The Atlantic's creative marketing group. Previously, he was global editor-at-large at Reuters. (Email) Michael May has been named senior producer at … Read More
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Career Beat: Ivor Tossell named editorial product lead at BuzzFeed

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Ivor Tossell will be an editorial product lead at BuzzFeed. Previously, he was a freelance journalist. (@ivortossell) Steve Silberman is now executive vice president of AVID. Previously, he was vice president of strategic initiatives for Gannett. (Statesman Journal) Deborah Dubois is now chief development officer at the … Read More
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Career Beat: Farai Chideya named consulting editor at The Intercept

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Chris Connelly has been named interim editor-in-chief at Grantland. Previously, he was a contributor there. (Poynter) Farai Chideya is now a columnist and consulting editor at The Intercept. She is a distinguished writer-in-residence at New York University. Roger Hodge will be national editor at The Intercept. Previously, he … Read More
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Career Beat: Tyler Borchers is now senior audience strategy editor at Time

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Tyler Borchers is now senior audience strategy editor at Time magazine. Previously, he was audience engagement editor there. (Email) Ben Klayman is now editor-in-charge of U.S. general news in the Midwest at Reuters. Previously, he was an automotive correspondent. (Fishbowl NY) Janine Gibson has left The Guardian. Previously, … Read More
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Career Beat: Doug Sutton named general manager of WUPV

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Doug Sutton is now general manager of WUPV in Richmond, Virginia. Previously, he was general manager of WHDF Huntsville, Alabama. (TVNewsCheck) Cristine Couldridge is now general manager of WXTX in Columbus, Georgia. Previously, Couldridge was general sales manager at KWES in Midland, Texas. (TVNewsCheck) Russ Newton will … Read More
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Career Beat: Melissa Bell named VP of growth and analytics at Vox Media

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Melissa Bell is now vice president of growth and analytics at Vox Media. She co-founded Vox.com. (Capital New York) Marc Frons is leaving The New York Times. He is chief information officer there. (Capital New York) Marjorie Miller is now director of global news and enterprise at … Read More
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Career Beat: Kevin Blackistone named commentator at The Washington Post

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Kevin Blackistone will be a commentator for the sports section at The Washington Post. He is a panelist at ESPN. (The Washington Post) Coleen O’Lear is now mobile innovations editor at The Washington Post. Previously, she was a mobile producer there. (The Washington Post) Reid Wilson will … Read More
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