harris-5.jpeg In an internal memo to Politico staff, Editor John Harris announces, with some degree of gravity, two new hires.

At the top of the memo, he jokes that the announcement, a welcome e-mail regarding two new Politico editors, is “more serious than it sounds” in that without such an announcement, the publication could be “slapped with fines and surcharges” if Politico personnel policies are hit with an audit.

All joking aside, the new hires are Matt Negrin and Jessica Taylor. Negrin,a Boston University grad who edited the student newspaper, will report on Obama’s White House. He has worked in D.C. for the Boston Globe and New Hampshire’s Union Leader, among a host of other resume building jobs.

Taylor, meanwhile, will work on the upcoming unveiled 2010 campaign page. She was research director the 2010 edition of the “Alamanac of American Politics” and was a staff writer and online producer for NationalJournal.com. Like Negrin, Taylor also edited her student newspaper at Furman University in South Carolina.

See Harris’s internal memo after the jump…

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