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Career Beat: Dan Lyons named editor-in-chief at Valleywag

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

  • Dan Lyons is now editor-in-chief at Valleywag. Previously, he was a marketing fellow at HubSpot. (Re/code)
  • Rachel Racusen will be vice president of communications at MSNBC. Previously, she was associate communications director for the White House. (Playbook)
  • Jeff Fager will be an executive producer at “60 Minutes”. Previously, he was chairman of CBS News. (Politico)
  • Nitasha Tiku is now a west coast senior writer at The Verge. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of Valleywag. (Business Insider)
  • Jason Kravarik is now a producer at CNN. Previously, he was assistant news director at KOIN in Portland, Oregon. (TV Spy)

Job of the day: The Rockford (Illinois) Register Star is looking for an editor. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Career Beat: Anthony DeMaio named publisher of Slate

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

  • Anthony DeMaio is now publisher of Slate. Previously, he was president of national sales there. (Politico)
  • Chelsea Janes will cover the Washington Nationals for The Washington Post. She covers high school sports there. (Washington Post)
  • Sophia Papaioannou is now editorial director at HuffPost Greece. She hosts “360 Degrees”. Nikos Agouros is now editor-in-chief of HuffPost Greece. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of VimaMen. (Huffington Post)
  • Steve Unger will be interim CEO at Ofcom. He is director of strategy, international technology and economy there. (The Guardian)

The Associated Press is looking for a supervisory correspondent in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Career Beat: David Beard named executive editor of PRI

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

  • David Beard is now executive editor of PRI. Previously, he was digital content director for The Washington Post. (PRI)
  • Nina Lawrence is now publisher of InStyle. Previously, she was vice president of global marketing and advertising sales for The Wall Street Journal. (Time Inc.)
  • Bill Duryea will be an enterprise editor at Politico. He is enterprise editor at the Tampa Bay Times. Michael Kruse will be a senior staff writer at Politico. He’s a staff writer at the Tampa Bay Times. (Poynter)
  • Rodrigo Arana is now a sports anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Chicago. Previously, he was a reporter for Fox Sports Latin America. (MediaMoves)

Job of the Day: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal is looking for a sports journalist. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

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Politico adds 2 Tampa Bay Times journalists to new enterprise team

Politico has hired two journalists from the Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times to “form the nucleus of a new POLITICO enterprise team,” according to a memo from editor Susan Glasser:

Dear Politicos…

Delighted to announce today that we’ve hired an incredible pair of journalists to form the nucleus of a new POLITICO enterprise team: Bill Duryea and Michael Kruse. The award-winning team joins us from the Tampa Bay Times, where they’ve done everything from a massive deep-dive (literally) on the sinking of the tall ship Bounty in Hurricane Sandy to revelatory profiles on Charlie Crist and other political figures. Bill, who will run and edit the team, founded a similar team in Florida and since 2009 its writers have been recognized repeatedly with national awards from the American Society of Newspaper Editors and others.

Bill, who also singlehandedly edits Floridian, a monthly news feature magazine recognized for its excellence, is an incredible ideas-driven editor, and in addition to the team he’s built and runs day to day he has been an adept editor drawing from talent across the newsroom in Tampa, a model we are expecting he will follow here at Politico in working to develop great enterprise stories from across the staff.

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Politico, AJC launch redesigns

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Politico, AJC launch redesigns

    Politico's new presentation aims to give readers a "cleaner, more organized design that seeks to crowd out some of the noise of our information overload moment," Editor Susan Glasser writes in a welcome note. (Politico) | "Today is the formal beginning of the biggest transformation of [Politico] in eight years," CEO Jim Vandehei writes in a memo to staffers. The publication's visual retooling echoes expansion plans "into Europe and other states," but VandeHei says "Washington will always be the central nervous system of [Politico]." | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also has a new design, a "bold new look" that will spread to other Cox Media Group free newspaper sites, CMG says in a release. Take a tour: (AJC) | From June: "AJC reorganizes newsroom for digital with topic teams inspired by Quartz’s ‘obsessions’" (Poynter) Somewhat related to the Politico stuff: The Washington Post, whose publisher used to be president and COO of Politico, plans to get its journalists on TV more.

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Career Beat: Peggy Noonan joins CBS News

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

  • Peggy Noonan is now a contributor at CBS News. She is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal. (Politico)
  • María Cristina Marrero is now group content chief at Meredith Hispanic Media. She is editor-in-chief of Siempre Mujer. (Email)
  • Michael Rooney is now chief revenue officer for Tribune Publishing. Previously, he was chief revenue officer for The Wall Street Journal. (Poynter)
  • Byron Tau is now a reporter at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was a reporter for Politico. (Fishbowl DC)
  • Derek Bond is president and CEO of Imagina US’ content division. He’s the founder of Bond Entertainment. (Media Moves)
  • Paola Varela Rossi is sports anchor for Noticias Univision Florida Central. Previously, she was sports anchor for KDEN Telemundo Denver. (Media Moves)
  • Jessica Bohrer is now associate general counsel for Forbes.
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Career Beat: Rachel Zarrell named news editor at BuzzFeed News

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

  • Rachel Zarrell is now news editor at BuzzFeed News. Previously, she was a weekend editor there. (‏@rachelzarrell)
  • Ben Calhoun is now director of content and programming at WBEZ in Chicago. Previously, he was a producer for “This American Life.” (Robert Feder)
  • Ada Guerin is now creative director at The Wrap. Previously, she was design director and associate art director at The Hollywood Reporter. (The Wrap)
  • Jose Zamora is now on the board of directors of the Online News Association. He is director of strategic communications at Univision Network. (ONA)
  • Carla Zanoni will be global audience development director at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, she was director of social media and engagement at DNAinfo.com. (Carla Zanoni)
  • Tara Adiseshan is now a Knight-Mozilla fellow at The New York Times and The Washington Post.
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Politico had a meeting

mediawiremorningGood morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Breaking: Politico had a staff meeting! An era-defining event occurred in Beltway journalism Tuesday, when Politico held the best-covered staff meeting since Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post. ITEM: Brass showed off new website design. Also, they announced they’d promoted deputy editor Blake Hounshell to editorial director for digital. (HuffPost) | ITEM: Employees will have free snacks in new offices. Also, brass announced 80 percent of Politico’s revenue comes from digital ads and Politico Pro. (WP)
  2. More Politico news! “What outlets people wrote for in the past and what their personal views are, it’s out there, but it’s irrelevant to how we’re going to approach the coverage,” Politico Pro Editor Marty Kady tells Michael Calderone about the company’s new labor vertical. It’s hired Timothy Noah and Mike Elk for the project. (HuffPost) | It’s planning something called “The Agenda,” a “uniquely POLITICO take on the intersection of politics and policy.” (WP) | It has hired Michael Grunwald from Time.
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Career Beat: Politico gets new executive editor

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

  • Dave Cohn will take a job at a broadcast network. Previously, he was chief content officer for Circa. (Poynter)
  • Chris Mooney will start an environmental blog at The Washington Post. Previously, he was a correspondent for Mother Jones. (Washington Post)
  • Dodai Stewart will be director of culture coverage at Fusion. Previously, she was deputy editor at Jezebel. (Jezebel)
  • Taffy Brodesser-Akner is now a correspondent for GQ. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine and Playboy. (Email)
  • Jonathan Shorman will be a statehouse reporter at the Topeka (Kansas) Capital-Journal. Previously, he was a reporter for the Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader. (News-Leader)
  • David la Spina is now a photo editor for The New York Times Magazine. He has taught photography at Simon’s Rock College. Taffy Brodesser-Akner is a contributor at The New York Times Magazine.
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Politico gets a new executive editor

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Former Boston Globe editorial page editor Peter Canellos will be executive editor of Politico, Hadas Gold writes for Politico.

According to a memo from Politico Editor Susan Glasser, Canellos’ hiring is one of several steps that will be taken “in the coming weeks and months to add to POLITICO’s terrific bench of reporting and editing talent,” Gold writes. The Globe announced last month that Canellos was leaving.

Glasser was appointed editor of Politico in September following the resignation of former executive editor Rick Berke. Berke’s departure from the organization came about a year after his appointment. Read more

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