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DC Jobs: The Washington Post, The Optical Society, McMurry/TMG

This week, The Washington Post is hiring a director of editorial video, and The Optical Society needs a chief public relations officer. Meanwhile, McMurry/TMG is seeking an art director, as well as a web editor. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings Promoted to Deputy Managing Editor

POLITICO’s Dylan Byers reports that Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings has been named deputy managing editor. In this role she’ll manage communications between Washington and New York, where Bloomberg’s new daily politics show with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann - slated to launch in October – will be produced.

“The new role gives Cummings the lead Washington role in Bloomberg’s flagship politics site heading into the 2014 midterms and 2016 presidential election, though she will continue to report to the D.C. management,” wrote Byers of Cummings promotion from Bloomberg News deputy editor.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Cummings was with The Wall Street Journal and later an assistant managing editor at POLITICO.

For more, click here.

FOX News’ Cherie Grzech Promoted to Senior Director of Washington Bureau and Politics

FoxNewsChannel_1FOX News Washington bureau chief Bryan Boughton announced to staff today that director of news and politics Cherie Grzech has been promoted to senior director of the Washington bureau and politics.

“Cherie has worked hard to help the editorial team in DC continue to grow and take on new responsibilities as our mission grows,” wrote Boughton in his announcement. “We will now have Cherie assist in helping all the departments in DC do the same.”

Sen. Harkin’s Comms Director Kate Cyrul Frischmann Joins Microsoft in PR Capacity

Kate Cyrul FrischmannA former Capitol Hill regular is trading in the halls of Congress for Microsoft’s Innovation and Policy Center.

Sen. Tom Harkin‘s (D-IA) communications director Kate Cyrul Frischmann joined Microsoft’s DC office this week as senior public relations manager. In this role, she’ll tell the story of Microsoft to government officials and those in the public policy realm.

Prior to joining Sen. Harkin’s staff five years ago, Frischmann led comms for Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT).

PBS NewsHour Names ABC’s Sara Just Executive Producer

Sara JustPBS NewsHour today announced that 25+ year ABC News-er Sara Just has been tapped to serve as the program’s executive producer and SVP of NewsHour Productions LLC. Just is currently Washington deputy bureau chief at ABC News and senior Washington producer for “Good Morning America.”

“I look forward to leading the PBS NewsHour, a cherished and trusted brand for journalism,” said Just in a NewsHour announcement. “I am honored to play a role in its journalistic legacy and bring that to the next generation as well…There is an ever-growing audience hungry for thoughtful, in-depth reporting and PBS NewsHour will continue to be an essential guide for understanding our complex world. We will create vital, engaging content for all audiences — on any platform or device.”

Just succeeds Linda Winslow, who’s retiring from the program after serving as its executive producer for more than nine years.

For more, click on over to The New York Times.

WJLA GM Bill Lord Announces ‘September 30th will be my last day’

1406587117117Days after an announcement that the FCC approved the sale of WJLA and News Channel 8 along with several other broadcast ventures outside the District to Sinclair Broadcast Group, Bill Lord announced a September 30 departure as GM.

A post to FTVLive includes an email from Lord to WJLA and News Channel 8 staff announcing his last day with the company that was owned by Allbritton Communications for nearly four decades.

“I have just received word that September 30th will be my last day at WJLA,” Lord writes. “Sinclair will be posting the GM position in the morning so I wanted to tell all of you first. I will be here over the next two months to operate the station until a replacement is found.”

Lord goes on to thank those he’s worked with in his 12 years with the outlet, whom he refers to as “mentors.” Click through for his full email to staff. Read more

The Hill’s Bob Cusack Named Editor in Chief

The Hill today announced that Bob Cusack has been named editor in chief. He’s served as managing editor of the paper since 2004.

Cusack’s promotion came with several other announcements, including the departure of Hugo Gurdon who’s heading to The Examiner. Hill news editor Ian Swanson will replace Cusack as managing editor, and business and lobbying editor Dustin Weaver will fill Swanson’s role. POLITICO’s Scott Wong will now serve as a senior staff writer for The Hill. 

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At 9:04 am, The Hill tweeted the announcement (to the right), and funny enough, misspelled his name (thank you Fishbowl reader for the screen grab!).

The tweet has since been deleted and a new tweet issued, spelling corrected (below).

For more on the promotions and hires, including those on the business end, click on over to The Hill.

Former Senators Kent Conrad and Judd Gregg Join Edelman’s Public Affairs Practice

bronze_doorEdelman today announced that former Senators Kent Conrad and Judd Gregg will join the firm as strategic advisors. In the newly created roles, the former senators will provide public policy advice and communications counsel to on a per client basis.

“This opportunity enables us to provide Edelman’s clients with a better understanding of Congress and how best to communicate on a wealth of complex public policy issues,” said Sen. Gregg, who represented New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate from 1993 – 2011, and prior to that, served two terms as governor of New Hampshire and four terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The news comes days after an announcement that White House director of broadcast media Dag Vega is set to join Burson-Marsteller as managing director of its Washington office. Vega’s last day with the White House is Friday, June 25 and he’ll join Burson in early August.

Vega is succeeded by Andrea Purse, coming to the White House from American Progress, where she served as vice president of communications.

AP Makes Changes Within Its Video Leadership

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The Associated Press today announced several changes within its video leadership. Denise Vance, deputy director of U.S. video, will be head of U.S. video and radio, and Vaughn Morrison, a former CNN and Fox executive, was named earlier this month head of U.S. video production. Both are based in DC.

The announcement also named Derl McCrudden, previously head of video newsgathering, head of international video news for The Associated Press. He is based in London.

Debora Gorbutt, head of video content development, will now have a hand in the AP Middle East Extra, a new video service offering video content centered on news most relevant to the region.

For the full announcement, click here.

Atlantic Media’s ‘Defense One’ Plans to Double Editorial and Business Staff

PrintDefense One today announced that it plans to more than double its number of dedicated staff with the addition of 11 new full-time editorial and business employees. The announcement comes days after the Atlantic vertical celebrated it’s one-year anniversary, in which it already doubled its staff from three to six and experienced record monthly traffic of 800,000 page views and nearly 600,000 unique visitors during its first year.

As part of the expansion, executive editor Kevin Baron plans to hire three new beat reporters as well as two regular contributors. The U.S. defense and national security-focused brand will also add a general manager, associate publisher and events director along with dedicated sales and marketing persons.

“We’ve seen in the last year a tremendous appetite for the kind of journalism, ideas commentary, and events that has become the hallmark of the Defense One brand,” said Baron. “We did what we came to do in year one, and now this investment will enable us to expand our reporting on the national security community.”

Tim Hartman, CEO of National Journal Group that oversees Defense One, will lead the effort.

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