Jim Roberts, who took the Times buyout last month, is going to Reuters. Mr. Roberts will be the executive editor of Reuters digital, Reuters digital editor Chrsytia Freeland announced in a staff memo today. Mr. Roberts was the Times assistant managing editor and has a devoted Twitter following. Read More
The Atlantic announced new three new hires and two internal moves today in a memo to staff.
“Please join us in welcoming your new colleagues and congratulating your newly promoted ones,” said the memo, which was obtained by Capital New York. “And while you’re at it, take a bow yourselves, for a month in which we shipped an awesome issue and set a new record for our total audience across our three sites.” Read More
In a move that is a reverse of the hordes of journalists leaving old school jobs for BuzzFeed, Matt Buchanan, the editor of FWD, the site’s tech vertical, is leaving for the more august shores of The New Yorker. Read More
Jessica Misener, the senior editor of Huffington Post’s Style vertical, is departing for the buzzier shores of BuzzFeed, where she will be an editor. Ms. Misener will start on February 6.
“Jessica brings with her a lot of enthusiasm for the social web and a wide background of digital experience, as well as a deft sense for the kind of content that people love to share,” Scott Lamb, BuzzFeed’s editorial director said in an email. “We couldn’t be happier she’s joining us.”
Robert Green, a producer who helped launch Huffington Post Live last summer, has been named the SVP of creative–digital at Condé Nast Entertainment, Dawn Ostroff, the president of Condé Nast Entertainment, announced today.
“Robert’s extensive background in creating content for all platforms – from film and television to digital – is an invaluable asset as we bring our iconic brands to life in new and compelling ways,” said Ms. Ostroff, in a statment. “For the 130 million consumers who are fans of the Condé Nast brands, this will be a new and immersive experience with the content they love.” Read More
AP political reporter Kasie Hunt is going to NBC News, where she will join the Washington, D.C., bureau as an off-air reporter/producer covering politics.
Steve Kandell is going to BuzzFeed to become the editor of the website’s new foray into longform, narrative journalism. Mr. Kandell was the Editor-in-Chief at SPIN during the magazine’s redesign and has worked as a freelance editor at Details.
“Even though print itself is becoming less prevalent, the conversation-provoking longform journalism and profiles that have long been a staple Read More
Just because there is a hurricane out there and you are cooped up inside with 12 jugs of water doesn’t mean everything else has stopped. For example, hiring announcements still seem to find their way into our inboxes.
This morning, Yahoo News announced that Beth Fouhy, an AP political reporter, will join Yahoo! News as senior politics and national coverage editor.
“From our first meeting, it was clear Beth would be a perfect fit at Yahoo News,” said Hillary Frey, editor in chief of Yahoo News. “Not only does she bring a wealth of experience, she has great ideas about how to continue to build up the Yahoo News brand and get more great stories in front of our readers. I am thrilled she’ll be part of our New York staff.” Read More
Andrew Cuomo’s office just sent out word that they have tapped ace political operative Rodney Capel to be his New York City director of intergovernmental affairs.
“Rodney has a longstanding and impressive career in government, both on the local and national levels,” Governor Cuomo said. “His experience makes him particularly suited for this appointment. He Read More
Bedford Grove, the fundraising firm that worked on the campaigns of Kathleen Rice, Basil Smikle and Mary Wilmot, announced today that they have hired former public advocate Betsey Gotbaum.
Bedford Grove is currently comprised of Kristie Stiles, Celeste Wolter and Michael Giaccio, all former David Paterson campaign aides who struck out on their own when Read More