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National Journal’s New Communications Director Has ‘Boundless Energy’

This just in from The Atlantic‘s Linda Douglass: an internal memo detailing changes on National Journal‘s communications team. As most of you know, Douglass is leaving her role but will continue on in a more advisory position. The memo was not from Douglass, but someone who leaked it to us.

Hi all…

I wanted to let you know about a couple of exciting changes on the communications team. First, our uber-Editorial Booker, Emma Angerer, is being promoted to the position of Communications Director for National Journal, effective today.

See the rest of the memo…for what it’s worth, we hear Angerer has quite the fan club inside National Journal’s newsroom. 

Emma joined us nearly three years ago and single-handedly built an extremely successful booking operation–from scratch. Thanks to her sophisticated understanding of our content and knowledge of our talent, writers and editors from both National Journal and The Atlantic now appear regularly on television and radio every week. Emma has a reputation for credibility and great news sense among producers in DC and New York. She has boundless energy, is deeply loyal to our brands and is always brimming with smart ideas—qualities that will make her an excellent communications director for NJ.

And there is more good news: We have found someone great to step into Emma’s old job. Our new Editorial Booker is the 2012-2013 communications Fellow Kori Anderson, who has been working closely with Emma and learning from her for the last year. Kori has done a terrific job during her fellowship, helping the comms team with press releases, media lists, story pitches and producing some of our live TV and radio hits. She has proved herself to be a very quick study and already is doing an impressive job in her new position, booking writers from National Journal and The Atlantic on programs where they can showcase their work. Kori will be working on the 4th floor near Emma.

Emma and Kori will report to Emily Lenzner, the incoming VP of Global Communications, when she joins the company on July 8. Please welcome all of them to their new positions.

Best,

Linda

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