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POLITICO Pro Adds VP of Business Development

PoliticoProMore promotions over at POLITICO.

After yesterday’s announcement of Miki King‘s promotion to EVP of operations, comes an email from chief revenue officer Roy Schwartz to staff naming Bobby Moran as VP of business development and Dari Gessner as managing director.

Moran and Gessner served as executive director of strategy and business development and senior director of account management for POLITICO Pro, respectively.

Several Promotions at the NBC News Washington Bureau

NBC_ArtNBC News Washington bureau chief Ken Strickland and deputy bureau chief Meaghan Rady sent a note staff announcing several promotions.

They include Kristin Donnelly to the White House producing team, working with Chris Jansing, whom she worked with on “Jansing & Co.;” Frank Thorp V as Senate producer and off-air reporter; Alex Moe as House of Representatives producer; and Abigail Williams to the State Department beat.

Strickland and Rady’s memo to staff after the jump. Read more

DC Jobs: BBC World News, National Geographic, Atlantic Media

This week, BBC World News is hiring a senior producer, while National Geographic needs a rights clearance specialist. Atlantic Media is seeking a manager of business development, and the Brookings Institution is on the hunt for a communications officer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Sheena Arora Named SVP of Innovation and Digital Strategy at Revolution Agency

Sheena_AroraAdvocacy firm Revolution Agency yesterday announced the promotion of Sheena Arora to lead its digital practice as senior vice president of innovation and digital strategy. Arora has been with the firm since 2012 and prior to that offered communications strategy to Wal-Mart, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The ONE Campaign and was a congressional aide to then-Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL)

Revolution Agency’s client list includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Council of Life Insurers, HP, and Facebook.

Congrats to Sheena!

Former Treasury Assistant Secretary Jenni LeCompte Joins The Glover Park Group

LeCompteJ headshotFormer assistant secretary for public affairs at the Treasury Department Jenni LeCompte has joined The Glover Park Group as managing director, supporting its strategic communications and financial services clients.

Prior to joining Treasury – where she oversaw media relations, speechwriting and business and public liaison teams – LeCompte served as deputy CEO for public affairs for the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC), where she created and delivered the 2008 Democratic National Convention media and public messaging at local and regional events, the Convention and online. Read more

Washington Business Journal Publisher Alex Orfinger Named EVP of Parent Company

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 16.34.43The Washington Business Journal today announced a new role for it’s publisher Alex Orfinger, who’s served in that capacity for 18 years.

Orfinger, and Mike Olivieri, chief revenue officer of WBJ’s parent company American City Business Journals (ACBJ), have both been named executive vice president of ACBJ. The two will each oversee half of ACBJ’s 43 market-specific business journals. Read more

Stratacomm’s Emily Kuhn Joins CNN Digital as Publicist

image.pngDC publicists take note, another Tuesday announcement out of CNN’s Washington bureau to be put on your radar. Stratacomm’s Emily Kuhn has joined CNN Digital as a publicist.

An email sent out by former FishbowlDC editor turned CNN-er Matt Dornic announced Kuhn’s hire. Kuhn interned for Dornic at 3 Dog Agency, a media relations boutique he founded in 2007, and in her new role will focus her initial attention on CNNMoney and CNNPolitics.com.

Kuhn is the recipient of Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil and Bronze Anvil awards, a PR Daily Social Media Award and a National Association of Government Communicators Award.

See Dornic’s welcome to staff after the jump. Read more

Zach Wolf Named Managing Editor of CNN Politics Digital

rRRQ0XAqCNN executive director of Politics Digital Rachel Smolkin today announced to staff that Zach Wolf will join her as managing editor of CNN’s digital political endeavors. Smolkin joined CNN in August from POLITICO where she served as managing editor for news.

“As we launch an innovative new era for our political coverage, Zach brings a very special blend of talents: a keen eye for news, a deep knowledge of video journalism in both the broadcast and digital spaces, and a sophisticated understanding of the Washington bureau’s awesome news-gathering operation,” wrote Smolkin in an email to to the DC bureau.

Wolf joined CNN in July 2013 as a senior planning editor. Prior to that he was the deputy political director for ABC News.

See Smolkin’s full note to staff after the jump. Read more

DC Jobs: Washingtonian, McMurry/TMG, CLASP

This week, the Washingtonian is hiring a web developer/digital analyst, while McMurry/TMG needs a managing editor for a travel website. CLASP is seeking a technical writer and editor, and  is on the hunt for a communications officer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

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Washingtonian’s Rebecca Nelson to Join National Journal

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Rebecca Nelson via Twitter

In true Karin Tanabe/The List fashion, Washingtonian assistant editor Rebecca Nelson is headed to National Journal where she’ll cover political news of the day as a staff correspondent.

The move channels the jump made by the fictional character of Adrienne Brown in Tanabe’s first book The List, a novel about a late 20s Town & Country writer who leaves the glossy to cover politics for The Capitolist, a foe-outlet that mirrors POLITICO, where Tanabe was prior to writing the book.

In her recent pieces on Washingtonian.com, Nelson has written about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, “Watergate Witness John Dean,” and Andrea Mitchell. We think she’ll will do just fine in her new role at NJ.

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