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Still the Greatest Name for Night Editor: Pillow

Ben Pillow can’t hold down a day job. But a night job? He’s a perfect fit. And WaPo has rightfully promoted him to Night Homepage Editor, where he’ll oversee the Universal News Desk’s digital operation. Obviously, at night. It’s apparently a pivotal position at the paper. He used to work at the Baltimore Sun as the morning editor, which is absurd. Pillow first arrived at the Night homepage team in late June.

Congratulations, Pillow. We don’t want to hear about you sleeping on the job!

See the internal memo…

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Zzzzz: WaPo Oddly Promotes Pillow to Night Editor

Bring on the snooze button and narcolepsy jokes.

WaPo has promoted a journalist gloriously named Ben Pillow to night editor — and we’re not even messing around. “URGENT BREAKING APTONYM NEWS!” announced humor columnist Gene Weingarten on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. “The Wapo has just promoted, to a position of night editor, ‘Ben Pillow.’”

But it’s Weingarten, who has a penchant for pile of poop jokes, so we had to double and triple check. Sure enough, the internal memo reveals the irony of all ironies — that Pillow really will be the night editor. “We are very happy to announce that Ben Pillow, Deputy Head of Maryland News for The Baltimore Sun, will be joining the Universal News Desk as part of the night homepage team,” the beginning of the memo reads.

Pillow was previously the morning editor, which makes no sense whatsoever.

Wait, are we dreaming? See the rest…

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