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Politico’s MEMO of ‘New Leaders’

Politico‘s VandeHarris issued a memo today announcing five new additions to its senior leadership team. They are: Hemal Jhaveri, Beth Lester, LaRonda Peterson, Dan Berman and Miki King. The memo meanders through the reasons why these employees were promoted. All names are capitalized in the MEMO to match the quintessential all-caps POLITICO.

A quick snapshot: Jhaveri, the new Exec Dir. of Digital Innovation, is the “mastermind” behind Politico‘s surge in traffic; Lester, the new VP of Events, has “top-notch” leadership skills and pays sick attention to detail; Peterson, a new Deputy Managing Editor for Pro, has been “absolutely critical” to Pro’s early success and goes the extra mile; Berman, also a new Deputy Managing Editor for Pro, helped build the “best” energy team in Washington; and King, the new Exec. Dir. for Business Development for Pro, is forging Pro ahead in sales.

The memo ends on a self-editing note: “This memo is officially longer than most POLITICO stories, so we will end here. Please take time to congratulate – and get to know – your new leaders.”

See the entire letter…

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Memo Reveals Internal Details on Politico Pro

Politico is rolling out details of its new operation Politico Pro, describing it as an effort to mix politics and policy. They’re still in the hiring process, so if that’s of interest, read on.

On Sunday afternoon, Politico Pro Editor-in-Chief Tim Grieve sent a lengthy note to staff unveiling details on the new venture. “I want you all to hear the news from me first,” he wrote.

The memo is heavy on complimentary prose about staff, saying, among other things, that the new operation will encompass “the best journalists in the business” who will cover the new product with the same “high-impact” and “high-velocity” as Politico.

Highlights:

* Some of the content will be for Politico Pro subscribers only.

* The launch will happen in early 2011.

* Dan Berman (who was hired away from E&E) is heading the Energy reporting team.

* Kim Hart (who was hired away from The Hill) will be Tech Editor. Grieve said she was put into place Dick Cheney style, meaning he asked her to help find the best person to head the team and it ended up being her.

* Politico Pro will have its own copy desk and web team. LaRonda Peterson was snagged from Politico‘s copy desk.

* When the team is complete, there will be 40 editorial employees. Some have been hired, but there are still more hires to come.

Read Grieve’s full internal memo after the jump…

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