In a memo to staff today, the Boston Globe‘s editor Martin Baron announced the move of Christopher Rowland to the position of Washington bureau chief.

Rowland has been the paper’s political editor for the past two years and replaces Peter Canellos who was named editor of the Globe’s editorial pages last week. His official title will be assistant managing editor/Washington.

Baron’s memo (via Boston Globe) reads: “This is a perfect job for Chris, and Chris is a perfect fit for the job.”