National Journal’s Bob Moser joins the New Republic

August 20, 2015
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Bob Moser, senior editor at National Journal magazine, will join the New Republic as the outlet’s politics editor, Editor-in-Chief Gabriel Snyder announced Thursday.

Lapham’s Quarterly editor Michelle Legro and freelance photo editor Stephanie Heimann also join the New Republic as culture editor and photo editor, respectively, per Snyder’s memo.

The hires are part of an ongoing effort to replenish the ranks of the New Republic, which late last year was gutted by a massive staff exodus in response to the abrupt exit of then-editor Franklin Foer. The magazine has undergone a massive reorientation in the intervening months, transforming itself from a venerable print magazine with a Web presence to a media company organized around spreading novel solutions.

Moser, Legro and Heimann join several journalists culled from the realms of television, print and digital media. The New Republic has announced a slew of hires in recent months, poaching Jamil Smith from MSNBC, Elspeth Reeve from First Look Media and former Harper’s editor Theodore Ross.

Moser is decamping from National Journal shortly after that outlet announced it was suspending publication of its print magazine. His exit mirrors earlier departures of colleagues Fawn Johnson and Kristin Roberts, both of whom have left National Journal in recent days.