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. (National Press Foundation)
      • Jeff Simon will be a video producer at CNN. He's a producer for The Washington Post. (@jjsimonWP)
      • Cynthia Littleton will be Variety's managing editor for television. Previously, she was editor in chief of television. Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein are now co-editors in chief at Variety. Eller was editor in chief of film at Variety. Wallenstein was editor in chief of digital there. (Variety)
      • Sonya Thompson will be director of news projects for Tribune Media Group. She was news director for WJW in Cleveland. Mitch Jacob will be news director at WJLA. He was news director for WSYX in Columbus. Jamie Justice will be news director at WSYX in Columbus. Previously, she was assistant news director there. Rob Cartwright is now news director for KEYE in Austin. Previously, he was news director for WSYR in Syracuse. Jeff Houston is now news director for WBMA in Birmingham. Previously, he was an assistant news director there. (Rick Gevers)
      • James VanOsdol has been named newsroom program manager at Rivet News Radio. He is an anchor at HearHere Radio LLC. (Robert Feder)

Job of the day: Politico is looking for a tax reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs)

Send Ben your job moves: bmullin@poynter.org

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    Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of Poynter.org. He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism innovation, business practices and ethics.

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