TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Lynda Robinson’

WaPo’s Leiby Leaves Style After 20 Years

After two decades of working for WaPo‘s Style section, longtime editor and writer Richard Leiby is moving over to Local to replace Marc Fisher as editor of the Enterprise Team. There has been a cavalcade of Styler’s who have left since Ned Martel came in as Style Editor in May 2009. Word around town is that Leiby’s move is a big deal.

In an internal memo, news of Leiby was announced with that of Lynda Robinson‘s move from the Social Issues team to a newly created post as Senior Projects Editor. The memo speaks of her “infectious enthusiasm.” Robinson has been at the publication since 2000. Leiby, meanwhile, has been at WaPo since 1991. They say he’s “well-suited” for the change.

Leiby starts his new position on June 1. Robinson assumes her new role next month.

“As much as I’ll miss Style, I had a great 20-year run from the day I arrived after Gene Weingarten convinced me to join in the journalistic insanity at Style and I’ve never forgiven him,” Leiby told FishbowlDC in a phone interview this afternoon. “But I’ve known Vernon Loeb, who hired me for the new gig, for years and he’s the kind of guy who runs marathons before most people have eaten breakfast. Ink and adrenalin flow through his veins. I’ll be working with a terrific team of writers and I know I will be regularly landing stories on the front page and will also be bringing a few of them to Style stories. So it’s a great opportunity to keep doing the work I love.”

WaPo has a penchant for long-winded memos. See what they had to say…

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101

Freelancing 101Manage a top-notch freelancing career in our online boot camp, Freelancing 101! Starting August 18, freelancing experts will teach you the best practices for a solid freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your own schedule and managing clients.  Register now! 
 

News From Post’s Political Team (And Garance Franke-Ruta Gets Hired)

From an internal memo, obtained by FishbowlDC:

    With the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries just weeks away, we’re growing our National campaign team, with help from an amazing array of talent from just about the entire Post newsroom.

    Starting Sunday we’ll launch Candidates Week — eight days examining the front-runners in each party. Terrific and insightful profiles for each came from a team of great writers from around the paper — Sally Jenkins, Eli Saslow, Sue Anne Pressley Montes, Joel Achenbach, Mike Ruane, Kevin Merida, Liz Clarke and Michael Leahy – while photographers Melina Mara,Linda Davidson and Preston Keres barnstormed the country in search of the candidates and produced stunning black and white portraits. Style’s Robin Givhan has deployed her withering gaze on How the Candidates Look, joining our Dana Milbank on What They’re Saying, Michael Dobbs as the Fact Checker, John Solomon on Things You Didn’t Know about the candidates and Dan Balz, Mike Shear and Anne Kornblut on How They’re Running. Helping us put it all together into one smart package have been editor Lynda Robinson,generously on loan from the magazine, and Justin Ferrell, Outlook’s designer.

    We are also making two additions to the national politics team to help us navigate the mad dash through the most intense primary season yet for a presidential campaign. Starting Monday, Steve Ginsberg of the Virginia staff will join us on a temporary basis to help politics editor Tim Curran plan and execute coverage. Steve is an accomplished editor with a gift for organization that we can surely use. He comes to us through the good graces of Bob McCartney, who had already lent us two of his best writers for candidate profiles.

    We’ve also created an exciting new joint venture with washingtonpost.com: a national web politics editor/producer through the election to help us deal with the increased volume of news on the web and to help us take The Trail in new and innovative directions. It will be filled by Garance Franke-Ruta, who has made a name for herself as a keen observer of politics and its intersection with the web from her perch as a writer at the American Prospect and on her own blog, thegarance, which she will suspend when she arrives here. She will also begin work with us Monday.